Paying for college can be challenging, but did you know that NC community colleges have the lowest tuition rate in the 16 southeastern states? There are several types of federal, state and local aid to assist with educational expenses. You can begin here by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and exploring the NCCCS Scholarship Guide. Contact the financial aid office at your local community college for more information and answers to specific questions.
- Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
- American Opportunity Credit
- Lifetime Learning Tax Credit
Information for Financial Aid Professionals (IFAP)
The Information for Financial Aid Professionals (IFAP) Web site consolidates guidance, resources, and information related to the administration and processing of Title IV federal student aid into one online site for use by the entire financial aid community.
Debt Avoidance Resources