you plan to attend a community college, trade school or 4-year
university, you should apply for financial aid. This page offers some
helpful information and links to help you navigate through this process
of achieving funds to attend college. Take advantage of the workshops
offered as well as FAFSA Day. See the link on our website for the Senior Planning Guide
for more specific information on Financial Aid. Also, remember to
check the monthly scholarship newsletter posted on our website.
2016/17 Wayne County Financial Aid Workshops:
Tuesday, October 11, at 6:00 pm / Eastern Wayne High School Gym
Tuesday, November 15th at 6:00 pm/ Southern Wayne High School
Tuesday, January 31, at 6:00 pm / C.B. Aycock High School
workshops will give details about completing the FAFSA for students
entering college in the Fall of 2017. A representative from College
Foundation of North Carolina will be present with information and to
answer questions. All parents & students are welcome to attend.
2016/17 FAFSA DAY: Saturday, October 29th from 9:00 am to Noon
and your parents can receive help completing the FAFSA from college
financial aid advisers. FAFSA Day services will be available at Wayne
Community College, Mount Olive University and State Employees Credit
Union Branches (for members only). Go to cfnc.org's home page and click
on FAFSA DAY to register for this event.
for Federal Student Aid is the place to apply for financial aid to any
college. The form will determine what the government believes you and
your family can contribute to your education by calculating the EFC
(Estimated Family Contribution). You are given the opportunity to send
this information to colleges of your choice. The form is crucial in
determining your eligibility for state and federal aid including the
General steps for federal/state financial aid:
(1) Go to www.pin.ed.gov and apply for a Personal Identification Number (PIN) for yourself as well as one of your parents. This # is used to sign the form electronically.
(2) Go to www.fafsa.ed.gov, complete a "FAFSA on the Web" worksheet to prepare to fill in the online FAFSA form.
(3) Return to www.fafsa.ed.gov to complete and submit your Free Application for Federal Student Aid online.
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by private colleges and universities. A very good site with useful and
understandable information about admissions and financial aid, as well
as other aspects of college. Ability to search by geographical region to
find colleges that participate.
is a site that lists some of the major scholarship program websites.
Good source if you know the name of the program and want to do more
reading on it or look for downloadable applications.
Financial Aid For North Carolinians. The site contains valuable
information about paying for college as well as scholarship applications
for state funded scholarships and grants.
booklet contains information about a wide range of financial aid
opportunities available to the residents of North Carolina. There is
also a copy in CBA's school library.