Paul Herringshaw Memorial Student Loan Fund - This is a $2,000 loan and is interest free for the first 4 years so long as you stay enrolled in an institution of post-high school learning. Click here for more information and the application.
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College Foundation of North Carolina, the North Carolina Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators, and State Employees' Credit Union will be offering free programs to help you complete and submit your FAFSA. Volunteers and financial aid officers will be on hand to help you at SPCC's Monroe Campus (4209 Old Charlotte Highway, Monroe, Campus Library, Building B) from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. For more information, and to register, please visit: https://www.onlineregistrationcenter.com/register/222/page1.asp?m=227&c=2810.Seniors can apply for financial aid beginning October 1st. Colleges recommend seniors apply between January and March. The application used to apply for financial aid is the FAFSA - Free Application for Federal Student Aid. It is available online at: www.fafsa.ed.gov
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Financial Aid Websites:Financial Basics for High School and Beyond is a FREE online course offered by CFNC.org. Students can learn how to manage money through an interactive curriculum that includes videos, fact sheets, tools and calculators. The course is aligned to NC DPI Personal Finance standards. Successful course completion will automatically enter students in a $500 Scholarship contest! For more information, please visit: https://www.cfnc.org/paying/financial_literacy.jsp.