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College eLearning Tools

The resources listed in this section provide quick access to a database of community college online degree programs and courses as well as instructor resources that can be utilized to the preparation and delivery of college level courses.

Apply for College Admission Link to Apply for College Admission

Did you know that you can apply to over 110 North Carolina institutions by visiting CFNC.org? CFNC will save and automatically populate your information as you proceed through the application process so you may apply to multiple campuses using the same data.

* Also see: Apply for College Admission's Home Page

Campus Tours Link to Campus Tours

Want to get a quick overview and campus tour of the universities in North Carolina without all of the driving? Visit CFNC.org where you can take an on-line tour of your favorite college campus, all from the comfort of your home. Use the Explore Postsecondary Schools feature to help you narrow the lists of schools that meet your college needs (like majors offered, location, special programs, and tuition information) quickly and easily to find the best fit for you.

* Also see: Campus Tours's Home Page

Determining the Real Costs for a College or Vocational Education Link to Determining the Real Costs for a College or Vocational Education

College affordability and cost transparency are of great interest to many parents and students when choosing an institution of higher learning.  One of the most often asked questions is, “With so many extra fees and costs, plus taking into account my grant, what is it really going to cost me to go to this college?”  It can be a daunting task to compare multiple institutions’ actual costs.

Because the real costs to attend were often hidden by some unscrupulous institutions, and in an effort to provide a true comparison of the cost of attendance, Congress passed the Higher Education Opportunity Act of 2008 (HEOA). By October 29, 2011, all postsecondary (after high school) institutions in the United States that participate in (get money from) Title IV student aid programs (Pell Grants, etc) must post a net price (tuition + fees + housing + room and board, minus all grants and discounts) calculator on their website to help parents and students accurately estimate the real costs of attending, based on a student’s individual circumstance. As you do your comparison shopping, look for this net price calculator on each institution’s website. Try searching for “net price calculator.”

The federal website has been set up to explain all this, plus provide a comparison of some of the most and least expensive institutions.

This website also has an interactive section to determine the net cost of career and vocational programs.

To get the full details of the law, go to the US Department of Education website on HEOA.

FAFSA4caster Link to FAFSA4caster

Will you qualify for federal financial aid? This federal government web site will help you get an early estimate of your eligibility for federal student aid. It will give you an experience similar to FAFSA on the Web without actually applying. When you are ready to apply, you can transfer all of your FAFSA4caster data to the official application website, FAFSA on the Web. You can even apply for your Federal Student Aid PIN. By using this valuable resource, you will increase your knowledge of the financial aid process and find information about other sources of aid.

Financial Aid Calculators Link to Financial Aid Calculators

Click here to access a search engine and calculators specifically designed to help you navigate the financial aid process and to find aid to further your education.

* Also see: Financial Aid Calculators's Home Page

Financial Aid Video Tutorials plus Financial Aid Forms Link to Financial Aid Video Tutorials plus Financial Aid Forms

Use this link for a series of “Financial Aid 101” video tutorials, where you can learn about college costs, financial aid and how to apply for it, as well as other financial options. There is information on grants, scholarships, loans and work. You can learn how to build a financial aid package that fits your specific needs. There is also a list of 20 Things You Need to Know About College Financing, plus a variety of white papers that help you understand college affordability and forms available from the state to help you cope with college expenses.

* Also see: Financial Aid Video Tutorials plus Financial Aid Forms's Home Page

North Carolina Learning Object Repository Link to North Carolina Learning Object Repository

The North Carolina Learning Object Repository (NCLOR) is a collection of documents, audio/video clips, simulations, learning modules, assessments, and more – virtually any type of learning resource that can be digitized and processed.  Teachers from around the state can then search the NCLOR, find materials appropriate to the classes they are teaching, and use them or modify them to suit their needs.  This concept of sharing and reusing is the core of the NCLOR philosophy.  Teachers can become more productive and efficient.  If quality course or digital materials exist and are free for North Carolina faculty, why reinvent the wheel?

The North Carolina Learning Object Repository (NLCOR) is a collaborative effort between the Community Colleges, UNC system, DPI, NC Virtual Public School, and Independent Colleges and Universities.

North Carolina Public Libraries Link to North Carolina Public Libraries

Public libraries are information gateways and provide a wealth of resources to our citizens. Public libraries subscribe to many newspapers, magazines and scholarly journals. Many of these materials are increasingly online and incorporated into indexes that link to articles on particular topics.  Public libraries have many resources, both print and online, for finding job opportunities and leads. They also lend books on resume and cover letter writing, training and other aspects of the job search. Many public libraries also offer high speed Internet access. This link provides a list of every public library in North Carolina.

Scholarships Link to Scholarships

Are you looking for a scholarship to offset the costs of attending college? This link will provide information about available state need based and merit based scholarships and let you search for other scholarships that are available to students in North Carolina.

* Also see: Scholarships's Home Page

Student Loan Repayment Options Link to Student Loan Repayment Options

Are you wondering what your options are for repaying your student loans? This link will provide information on how you can use Graduated Repayment Plans, Income-Sensitive Repayment Plans, and extended repayment plans that will allow you to spread the amount over as much as 25 years. There is even a plan that is income based. You can find the right option for you here.

* Also see: Student Loan Repayment Options's Home Page

Student Loan Repayment Wizard Link to Student Loan Repayment Wizard

Find help repaying your education loan by clicking on this link.

* Also see: Student Loan Repayment Wizard's Home Page

Student Loans Link to Student Loans

Do you need a loan to pay for college? Have you completed the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)? All students seeking federal, state or institutional financial aid must complete this form. With this link, you can do it right here.

* Also see: Student Loans's Home Page

Tax Free NC 529 College Savings Plan Link to Tax Free NC 529 College Savings Plan

Learn all about the state’s tax free NC 529 College Savings plan. This site will help you to understand how you can start now to save for your children’s future college expenses using a choice of investment options.

* Also see: Tax Free NC 529 College Savings Plan's Home Page

Transcript Manager Link to Transcript Manager

The Transcript Manager allows public high school students in North Carolina to electronically request their official high school transcript and submit it with their application when applying online through CFNC.org. Students can also track their submitted transcripts and view the date their transcript was sent, the confirmation number of their transcript request, and the status of their transcript.

* Also see: Transcript Manager's Home Page

Transfer Assured Admissions Policy Link to Transfer Assured Admissions Policy

The TAAP policy assures admission to any North Carolina Community College graduate holding an AA or AS degree. Although the UNC System cannot assure admission to a specific campus or program, it can assure admission to at least one of the 16 constituent institutions. Visit CFNC.org for additional information and to register for TAAP.

* Also see: Transfer Assured Admissions Policy's Home Page

Transfer Student Planner Link to Transfer Student Planner

If you are looking to transfer college credits to a new college, this link will take you to a website that will allow you to compare course equivalents at institutions across the state and know whether your credits will transfer.

* Also see: Transfer Student Planner's Home Page

Virtual Learning Community Link to Virtual Learning Community

The Virtual Learning Community is a searchable online database where students can search for eLearning degree programs and courses offered through the state’s 58 community colleges, plus request more information from a member institution. The VLC also provides eLearning content and training to administrators and faculty within the North Carolina Community College System for their use in providing their students with online courses.

Win $500 with Financial Literacy 101 Link to Win $500 with Financial Literacy 101

Learn to manage your money and enter a $500 college scholarship contest at same time.

* Also see: Win $500 with Financial Literacy 101's Home Page