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Sources of Federal and State Aid

Many companies and foundations offer assistance to students based on a variety of qualifications in the payment of tuition and fees. Students should inquire in their central offices as to the availability of such funds.  Students should also investigate policies of their employers as well as check with local civic organizations to determine availablity of such funds. Federal Stafford loans are also available to graduate students who complete the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid), as well as assistantship awards on a limited basis. A deferred payment plan is also available for a nominal additional charge.


Forgiveable Education Loan for Services (FELS)

The Forgivable Education Loan for Service (FELS) was established by the North Carolina General Assembly in 2011 and the first loans will became available for the 2012-13 academic year. The loan provides financial assistance to qualified students who are committed to working in North Carolina in fields designated as critical employment shortage areas. Please visit www.cfnc.org/fels for additional information including eligibility, award amounts, application procedures, and approved education programs.


Deferred Payment Plan

Initial payment is one-third of the amount due when registering, including a small deferred payment charge, with the remaining balance in two equal payments.