Identify education & training opportunities

Need more Education? can help you plan, apply, & pay for college.

As a free public service of the State of North Carolina, the College Foundation of North Carolina (CFNC) can help you – whether you are a traditional student, online student, adult learner, transfer student, or an international student:

Develop a college plan

There are so many great options to continue your education, and CFNC can help you develop your personal plan.  Learn about entrance requirements, preparing for the ACT and SAT, paying for college, and much more.  Take advantage of the college planning timeline to make sure you’re on track.

Search for colleges

Filter institutions based on factors such as academic program, acceptance rates, cost, size, sports, campus life, and location to find the best school for you.

Apply & send transcripts to NC colleges in one place

Use the CFNC Application Hub to apply to over 90 N.C. colleges and to send free electronic high school transcripts to 111 N.C. colleges. 

Learn about the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

The FAFSA form enables you to qualify for federal, state, and institutional financial aid.  Find resources to help you get started and successfully complete.

Start a College Savings Plan

The NC 529 College Savings Program can help you save for approved education expenses

Find ways to plan and pay for college

Search hundreds of grants and scholarships to see if you might qualify.  Learn about work-study programs that allow you to work on campus while you study. Understand your options if you need a college loan.