Paying for College

Forgivable education loans in the Carolinas explained

January 29, 2018 Heidi Finley

Carolina students who are dedicated to careers in health or education in their home states may investigate whether forgivable education loans fit with their plans. In North Carolina, the Forgivable Education Loans for Service program targets students planning to work […]

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Carolina colleges wary of Pell Grant proposal

December 25, 2017 Heidi Finley

  College leaders say proposed changes to the federal Pell Grant system could be devastating to lower-income students seeking higher education. The proposed changes from U.S. Rep. Ralph Norman, R-S.C., and Francis Rooney, R-Fla., call for students who do not […]

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Should you bother to fill out the FAFSA?

November 13, 2017 Lee Shulman Bierer

Should you fill out the FAFSA? In a word, yes. Many middle-class families have convinced themselves that filling out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, or FAFSA, isn’t worth the effort because they have heard that only students from families […]

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5 college best buys in North Carolina

November 13, 2017 Heidi Finley

Help is out there for Carolina students who put paying for college at the top of their concerns with The College Affordability Guide’s 2017 rankings. Washington, D.C.-based Degree Prospects started CollegeAffordabilityGuide.org in 2013. Its calculations include an affordability score that […]

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Financial aid 101: What you need to know

October 30, 2017 Heidi Finley

The first question students ask is: “Will I be accepted at college X?” The first question parents often ask is: “How can we afford to pay for college X?” With college tuition prices escalating annually – faster than the cost-of-living […]

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