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How CFNC Helps Plan for College – and Life

Planning for college can be tremendously overwhelming. As students work toward their goal of higher education, there are countless factors to consider. Finding the right college, choosing a major and planning out your path can be tough, but luckily College Foundation of North Carolina (CFNC) is available as a tremendous resource for North Carolina students.

Find the Right College for You

For students who are unsure where to begin,

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10 Questions to Unlock Your Future

Whether you are wrapping up your freshman year or taking your final lap as a senior, the same daunting question appears time and time again— “what do you want to do?” For some the answer is simple, as they’ve known since they were children, playing doctor or teacher with their stuffed animals. For many others, even the slightest idea of thinking past third block, let alone pondering future career paths is totally overwhelming.

While you don’t need to know all the answers about your future,

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How to Prepare For a College Fair

A college fair is an event where college admission representatives gather to talk with potential future students. The representatives can provide information on their school and answer any questions you may have. Attending college fairs can be an incredibly helpful stepping stone for students who are working towards the goal of higher education. At these events, you should come prepared to make the most of it.

Dress with Confidence

The first step to success is to feel confident in yourself.

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Meet Your Reps: Laura Misner

Laura Misner

Laura Misner is serious when it comes to helping students and families take the necessary steps to make the most of their future. As a seasoned regional representative for College Foundation of North Carolina, Laura has guided many Western North Carolinians on the path towards success.

Laura graduated with a degree in special education from Appalachian State University, in the beautiful Blue Ridge mountains. After completing her undergraduate degree and cheering on her Mountaineers for four years,

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Free College Application Week Success

Free College Application Week Success

During NC College Application Week, students took advantage of waived application fees offered by several colleges across North Carolina. Application fees can run anywhere from $35 to $85, which is why the week is appealing to so many students. The week allowed students to take matters into their own hands when applying to college.

The week was apart of NC College Application Month, an annual event to guide high school seniors through three important college enrollment steps: Residency,

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3 Biggest Mistakes People Make When Planning for College

3 biggest mistakes people make when planning for college

You’ve heard before that it’s okay to make mistakes, especially if you learn from them. That’s true, but obviously, it’s even better to learn from other people’s mistakes — and avoid setbacks entirely. That’s why we asked for some thoughts on the three biggest mistakes people make when planning for college from a few of CFNC’s regional representatives — Amy Denton, Takeila Hall,

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