While accredited online colleges are typically cheaper than their brick-and-mortar counterparts, many online students still need financial help to ease the cost of tuition. Fortunately, an increasing number of online colleges now offer aid for distant learners in the form of scholarships, grants, loans, and occasionally, work-study programs.
Now is the best time to plan which college(s) you’d like to apply to so you can become familiar with their deadlines and requirements. During the week of November 13-17, volunteers at hundreds of NC high schools will help students submit online applications for admission. During this week, all North Carolina colleges and universities accept the College Board or ACT fee waiver in lieu of an application fee, for students who qualify (see your high school counselor for more information). Additionally, many of North Carolina’s colleges and universities go above and beyond and outright waive their application fee. Check out the NC College Application Fees for CAM 2017 document for application fee policies of NC colleges and universities during the week of November 13-17. Most NC colleges use the application, but even if they don’t, the CFNC Application Hub will direct you to their preferred application. If you are at a public NC high school, you can also use the CFNC Application Hub to send your transcripts electronically for free to any NC college.
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