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  1. The University of North Carolina A multi-campus University 2010 CACRAO Counselor Conferences Mark E. Wiles UNC General Administration

  2. The UNC System Fall 2009 Enrollment • 3.1% increase in student enrollment from 2008 to 2009 • 87% NC residents • Half of UNC campuses enroll fewer than 10,000 students Fall 2008 Enrollment Data

  3. UNC College Portraits • Detailed statistics on each UNC institution now available at and as a link in their college profile on

  4. Impact of UNC by County Available at in the Reports and Publications section

  5. UNC Online • Online courses and programs across all 16 UNC campuses • Download lists and brochures

  6. College Access Challenge Grant • North Carolina’s federal College Access Challenge Grant has increased from $3.8 million in 2008-10 (2 years) to $3.8 million in 2010-11 (1 year). • UNC General Administration is the administrative agent and partners with education agencies to execute statewide college access programs. • Partner Agencies • NC Department of Public Instruction (NC DPI) • NC State Education Assistance Authority (NC SEAA) • NC Community College System (NCCCS) • NC Independent College and University (NCICU) • The University of North Carolina (UNC)

  7. College Access Challenge Grant • Projects • FAFSA DAY • College Application Week • NCICU Independent College Access Network • Minority Male Mentoring Program (NCCCS & UNC) • CFNC Infrastructure Support • Curriculum Development • CFNC Financial Literacy Enhancements • Electronic HS System Enhancements • CFNC HS Course Planner / Online Course Registration • Training & Outreach • Student Transfer Navigator • College Preparatory DB Expansion • Statewide Training for Middle & High School Counselors • Toolkits/Professional Development for Financial Literacy • Paying for College Training Modules for Counselors • Title 1 & District Parental Outreach • NCCCS Financial Aid Professional Development • CFNC Certified High School Pilot

  8. Student Transfer Navigator View course equivalencefor NC Community College courses that transfer to NC four year colleges and universities

  9. Student Transfer Navigator Timeline Summer 2010 New features added that allow students and colleges to collaborate on the process of college transfer (Includes Course Plan, Degree Search, Notes and Messages) Addition of course & equivalence for four-year colleges and universities Fall 2010

  10. New Look of • Role-based navigation • Improved account creation • Easier access to career tools

  11. New Professional Center • Create custom groups • Run reports on groups or review individual student activity • Send messages • Set milestones and run reports • Reset student passwords • Professional and Administrator rights

  12. College Application Week • 2009 Highlights • 421 high schools registered. • 116 school districts represented with at least one high school registered; 75 school districts with all high schools registered. • Nearly 25,000 students submitted over 50,000 applications. • Based on data analysis for the 2008 CAW participants, nearly 80% of students were enrolled in a post-secondary institution the following spring semester; and of these students, nearly 90% were enrolled in a North Carolina institution. Student: “I liked the help with filling out, submitting and paying for applications. It was easier to do than by myself.” Professional: “The event gave students the awareness that this is really going to happen, that graduation is not that far away and it is time to apply to at least one college.”

  13. Perquimans Pasquotank Currituck Chowan Camden Gates Alleghany Ashe Warren Northampton Caswell Person Stokes Rockingham Surry Hertford Vance Granville Halifax Watauga Wilkes Yadkin Forsyth Bertie Avery Franklin Mitchell Guilford Orange Alamance Durham Caldwell Nash Yancy Davie Alexander Edgecombe Madison Iredell Martin Dare Tyrrell Washington Davidson Burke Chatham Randolph Wilson Wake McDowell Pitt Buncombe Catawba Rowan Beaufort Haywood Hyde Swain Johnston Greene Lincoln Rutherford Lee Henderson Cabarrus Graham Wayne Harnett Stanly Moore Jackson Polk Gaston Cleveland Lenoir Craven Montgomery Macon Mecklenburg Transylvania Cherokee Pamlico Clay Cumberland Sampson Jones Hoke Richmond Anson Duplin Union Onslow Carteret Scotland Robeson Bladen Pender Columbus Brunswick New Hanover College Application Week 2009 Participation Participating Public School District with all high schools registered Scheduled for November 15-19, 2010. For high schools or other organizations to register: visit and click on "learn more/register." Participating Public School District with at least one high school registered Updated 11/16/09 3:00 PM

  14. Applications and Transcripts • CFNC Online Admissions Applications • 1,942,567 applications sent through as of August 31, 2010. • CFNC Electronic High School Transcripts • Partnership between CFNC and NCDPI. • 448 high schools now participate in the Electronic Transcript System.  All public/charter schools are participating with the exception of Guilford and Charlotte-Mecklenburg Counties. • has now delivered 322,042 electronic transcripts.

  15. Professional Development N.C. A&T State University • After a successful pilot program in 2009, CFNC will continue to provide a combination of training and the CFNC financial aid workshop for high school counselors (6 locations in October 2010). • Wednesday Webinar Series Meredith College East Carolina University Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College UNC Charlotte Fayetteville Technical Community College

  16. Professional Development • For customized district or school-based workshops contact Amy Samek at • For Spanish-language workshops for students and parents, contact Donna Weaver at

  17. Scholarships and Financial Aid

  18. Scholarship Program Updates Golden LEAF Scholars Program • Scholarships funded by the Golden LEAF Foundation are available for students attending NC public universities and NC independent colleges and universities • Freshmen and community college transfers • Emphasis on leadership development; program to be developed by the Center for Creative Leadership • $10,000 scholarship over four years ($2500/year) •

  19. Financial Literacy Education • On-line, interactive course • Tools to help you make wise money management decisions • Calculators • Fact sheets

  20. North Carolina’s Financial Aid Estimator • Estimate your eligibility for • Federal grants • State grants • Customized for your North Carolina college or university

  21. FAFSA Day 2011 • Saturday, February 19, 2011 • 9 a.m. until 12 noon in most locations • Register at or call 866-866-CFNC • Your help is needed! Volunteer by registering on CFNC in October

  22. CFNC Representatives • CFNC has Regional Representatives available to visit and assist students and school counselors. • Assist with completing online FAFSA and other financial aid/scholarship forms • Assist with applying for admission • Available to speak to parent and student groups • Contact information at

  23. Summer Counselor Internship • The summer counselor internship program, providing opportunities for high school counselors to work in financial aid offices across the state, will return in 2011! • Interns will work three to six 30-hour weeks. • Interns will be paid $700 per week. • Program details, host campuses and application will be posted at in January 2011.

  24. Additional Counselor Resources • The new Grant Chart providing details of major state financial aid programs will be available by October at • The updated Admissions Chart providing details of application deadlines, campus open house dates, school codes and other important admissions information for NC’s campuses will be available by October at

  25. Questions? • Mark E. Wiles • UNC General Administration •