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College Planning Checklist for Students and Parents

A college planning checklist from CFNC.

High school seniors are not the only people who should be
thinking about college. Beginning freshman year of high school, there are many
things that students and parents can start working on. From grades, activities,
and courses to college applications and financial aid, we have you covered with
the college planning checklist.

Freshman Year

Focus on grades.

A student’s grade point average begins cumulating on day one
of high school. For some kids,

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7 College Planning Tools to Prepare, Save, and Pay for College

Two students working together to plan for college.

Preparing
for college is one of the most exciting times in a high school senior’s life.
It’s also one of the most stressful. There’s a lot of thought and preparation
that goes into college. We want to make getting ready for college as simple
and painless as possible for both seniors and their parents. Here are some
college planning tools that can make preparing, saving, and paying for college
easier than ever. What’s more, they’re all free!

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Careers in Agriculture in 2020

An agricultural scientist looking at a test tube in a field.

You’ve probably heard people tell you that you should thank
a farmer three times a day. They’re talking about breakfast, lunch, and dinner,
of course. Even though everyone knows how important farmers are, few people are
aware of all the different careers available in agriculture. What they may not
realize is that there’s a lot more to agriculture than farming.

Farming is still an incredibly important and rewarding job,
but many students are unaware of just how huge the agricultural field is.

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The Ultimate College Planning Guide

High school students talking and planning for college.

Planning for college is all about playing the long game. Many students and parents wait until their senior year of high school to start planning for college. The sad truth is that if you wait until your senior year, you’ve really put yourself in a tough spot. Fear not! Lucky for you, College Foundation of North Carolina (CFNC) is on the case.

The truth is that it’s actually never too early to start thinking
about college
.

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8 Reasons Why You Should Go to College

Plan for College

Graduating from high school and thinking about heading off to college can be a scary time. It’s easy to convince yourself that your classmates have all the answers and you’re the only one without a plan. Stop right there. Even students with the most detailed life plans will change course along the way.

It’s not too late to explore your options and plan for college. Enrolling in a four-year university,

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A Guide to Understanding FERPA and Your Rights

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) is an important law that was created by Congress and signed into law in 1974, to protect the privacy of students and their parents. FERPA applies to any public or private school that receives federal funding. The Act spells out the rights of students and the responsibilities of educational institutions when sharing and maintaining education records.

What Are Your Rights Under FERPA?

FERPA governs the way educational records are shared,

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