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!
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
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,
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,
As you enter the latter part of high school, you sense that change is in the air. You’ll be exploring what your future holds and this can be exciting and intimidating: After all, this time is wrought with questions, some of which you still can’t answer for yourself! What do you want to do? Will you get accepted to your first-choice college? How will you afford the cost? Do you even know how to do your own laundry?
As a parent, you have no doubt wondered how you will find exciting, productive ways for children of all ages to use their time during the summer months. Enter the College Foundation of North Carolina’s searchable database of college preparation opportunities. This online tools helps parents find out what’s happening on college campuses across the state. Search by grade level, campus or interest!
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