On Saturday, February 19, 2011 college financial aid officers and other financial aid specialists will assist students in the completion and the electronic submission of their Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) forms. The program is open to individuals who plan to attend college in the 2011-12 academic year, and will be held at many sites across North Carolina. PLEASE NOTE: FAFSA Day is a service for high school seniors, their families,and others who will be in college during the 2011-12 academic year. This program will benefit high school seniors and college students, but College Foundation of North Carolina offers many other free services to help North Carolinians in middle and high school plan and prepare for college. For more information contact us at CFNC.org or through 866-866-CFNC, the CFNC toll-free phone number.
IMPORTANT NOTES: 1) FAFSA Day takes place before most deadlines for submission of the form, but you should check with the institutions you are considering to make sure their deadlines are not earlier. If the deadlines are earlier, you should not wait for the FAFSA Day program to submit your application.
2) While the intention of this program is to provide assistance in completing the FAFSA, some colleges require additional documents, such as institutional financial aid forms or the CSS PROFILE. The financial aid representatives on site the day of the program will try to answer questions or provide general information you might have about forms other than the FAFSA, or will advise you if the North Carolina institutions you are considering require additional forms, but they may not be familiar with some forms. In such instances they will advise students to contact the financial aid offices at the colleges they are considering if they need assistance.