Financial Aid

Whether 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

The 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
You 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's home page and click on FAFSA DAY to register for this event. 
FREE Application 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 Pell Grant.
 General steps for federal/state financial aid:
(1) Go to 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, complete a "FAFSA on the Web" worksheet to prepare to fill in the online FAFSA form.
(3) Return to to complete and submit your Free Application for Federal Student Aid online.
FREE scholarship search.  Find internships, part-time jobs, advice and more.
Sponsored 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.
This 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.
Student 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.
The 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.
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