We believe every student in North Carolina should be able to chart a path to college. Determining financial aid is the first step to make that possible, and it’s our mission to make that process as simple as possible. With major changes through the Better FAFSA coming in the 2024-2025 application year, our goal is to promote access to higher education is to equip North Carolina’s school counselors and college access professionals with the information they need to serve students and families.
The College Foundation of North Carolina (CFNC) promotes access to North Carolina higher education and assists students with education planning, career planning, and applying and paying for college. CFNC is a free service of the State of North Carolina provided by the North Carolina State Education Assistance Authority in collaboration with the NC Community College System, The University of North Carolina System, the NC Department of Public Instruction, the NC Independent Colleges and Universities and College Foundation, Inc.
The North Carolina State Education Assistance Authority (NCSEAA), established in 1965, is the State agency that promotes access to higher education by administering financial aid and savings programs, informing students and families about paying for college, teaching educators about financial aid administration, and advocating for resources to support students.