CFNC.org Launches New Website Look, Easier Navigation, Expanded Resources to Help North Carolinians Plan, Apply and Pay for College

September 14, 2010

RALEIGH, N.C., Sept. 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — College Foundation of North Carolina is pleased to announce a major update to its website at CFNC.org. Besides a fresh new look, the site provides easier navigation and additional tools to help North Carolina students and families plan, apply and pay for college.

The new version of CFNC.org features:

  • Easier access to over 2,400 career profiles along with interest, personality, and learning style inventories;
  • Role-based navigation for students, parents, educators, adults learners, military, and military dependents;
  • A more robust online portfolio for students to keep track of high school coursework and activities;
  • Parent access to their child’s online portfolio;
  • Better tracking, reporting, and communication tools for teachers, counselors, and school administrators;
  • New tools to help students see how their courses will transfer between NC colleges;
  • Easier navigation to the resume builder and job-hunting resources;
  • Improved tracking of online applications and electronic transcripts; and
  • Updated information on how to save and pay for college.

Visitors to CFNC.org can learn more by watching a brief video highlighting the new features at: http://media.cfnc.org/Web/new_look/CFNC2010.html.

CFNC.org has more than 3 million user accounts and averages 10,000 visitors a day.

CFNC is now on Facebook too. Users can click on the Facebook logo on the CFNC.org home page to become a fan, and be among the first to receive updates and tips on applying for college, completing a FASFA, special CFNC events and more.

About CFNC

College Foundation of North Carolina (CFNC) is a free service of the State of North Carolina that helps students plan, apply, and pay for college. CFNC is a partnership of Pathways, the N.C. State Education Assistance Authority, and College Foundation, Inc.

  • Pathways, created by the N.C. General Assembly in 1999, is a state-wide initiative to increase the college-going rate of North Carolinians by providing: comprehensive college and career planning resources; electronic applications and transcripts accepted by all 110 North Carolina colleges and universities; and, information on student financial aid and college affordability. Pathways is administered by The University of North Carolina General Administration in collaboration with the N.C. Department of Public Instruction, the N.C. Community College System, and the N.C. Independent Colleges and Universities.
  • The North Carolina State Education Assistance Authority (NCSEAA), established in 1965, is the State agency that promotes access to higher education by administering financial aid and savings programs, informing students and families about paying for college, teaching educators about financial aid administration, and advocating for resources to support students.
  • College Foundation, Inc. (CFI), a nonprofit corporation serving North Carolina students and families since 1955, administers a portfolio of more than $4 billion, including low-interest federal education loans, the State’s college grant programs, and the tax-free “529″ college savings program on behalf of the N.C. State Education Assistance Authority. CFI also delivers information to North Carolina students and families about paying for college and provides technology services for CFNC.org.

CFNC offers resources toll-free at 1-866-866-CFNC and at CFNC.org.

SOURCE College Foundation of North Carolina

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