Paying for College

The first step toward paying for college is completing the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid).

Completing the FAFSA will automatically determine student/family eligibility for all state and federal aid. You can begin submitting the FAFSA on October 1.

The links below will take you to College Foundation of North Carolina, our comprehensive site helping students and families plan, apply, and pay for college.

Scholarships and Grants

Forgivable Loans for Service

Student and Parent Loans

Saving for College

Tax Benefits for Higher Education

Tools and Calculators

Publications and Forms