Tag Archives: college planning

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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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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Students Can Apply to Multiple Colleges for Free During College Application Week

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Many North Carolina Colleges and Universities will Waive Application Fees Oct. 15 – 19

RALEIGH, N.C. (October 2018) – Students can save on college application costs by applying during College Application Week from Oct. 15 – 19. During this week, many North Carolina colleges and universities waive application fees. College Application Week is a part of College Foundation of North Carolina’s (CFNC) annual college-access event,

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Deciding Between a Two and Four-Year College

The road to higher education can look different for each student. There are many factors to consider when deciding between a two-year and a four-year college. You’ll need to consider what type of degree will serve you best, which school suits your lifestyle and how you plan to pay for your education. There is no one right path­ — there are advantages and disadvantages to both types of schools.

Consider Your Career

Through attending a two-year school,

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College Planning Homework for Summer

 

Education doesn’t end when your last final exam is over and your locker is cleaned out for summer. For high school students, taking a break from your regular course load means shifting your attention to the important work of planning for college. This doesn’t have to be daunting. It can even be fun as you explore and learn what’s ahead!

Get Organized

Getting and staying organized is key.

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