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Please follow the step-by-step directions below. If you have questions or would like to speak with one of our team members, contact va@cfcc.edu or call 910-362-7106 . We look forward to seeing your application.

STEP 1 Complete Your Residency Determination

First, complete your North Carolina Residency Determination. This establishes whether you’ll pay in-state or out-of-state tuition. Once completed, you will be assigned a Residency Certification Number (RCN). Save this number! You’ll need it for the CFCC admission application.

We recommend you have access to the following information before you start your residency:

  • Driver’s License or Non-Driver ID
  • Tax Return Information
  • Vehicle License & Registration Information
  • Social Security Number
  • Voter Registration (if applicable)
  • Other Documents (Requested by RDS)
  • Immigration Documents (if applicable)

Need assistance completing residency? Contact the Residency Determination Service at 844-319-3640 or rdsinfo@ncresidency.org .

Need access to a computer, scanner, or fax machine? Visit CFCC Enrollment Center at the downtown campus.

If your residency tuition classification changes and you need CFCC to update your student record, please email residency@cfcc.edu . Remember to include your RCN number in any correspondence.

Complete Residency Determination

STEP 2 Complete Your Admissions Application

Now you’re ready to complete the official admission application!

Things to keep in mind:

  • It’s free.
  • If you need to save it and come back later, you can.
  • Once submitted, allow one week for your application to be processed.
  • If you applied within the last year, you do not need to reapply. Please contact Admissions to confirm; it’s possible you can just update your start term.
  • When completing your application, if you aren’t sure which major to select, please review our career resources and tools .

If you have questions or need assistance with the admission application, contact the Admissions Office at admissions@cfcc.edu or 910-362-7557

Complete Application

STEP 3Submit All Transcripts

Have official copies of your high school transcripts, transcripts from previously attended colleges, universities, non-college degree schools, and military transcripts sent to CFCC’s Office of Admissions. An official transcript is one sent directly from your school either by mail, via CFNC, or other approved methods.

Once your official transcript(s) is/are received and processed, you will be admitted. We will send you an acceptance letter and enrollment checklist within 5-7 days.

Joint service transcripts and any college transcripts should also be submitted.

STEP 4 Apply for Financial Aid and Scholarships

Newsflash: You don’t have to pay for college alone. CFCC awards thousands of scholarships each year. The first step is to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid.

Things to keep in mind:

  • The CFCC school Code is 005320
  • If you need help completing your FAFSA, our financial aid office is available for walk-in sessions at CFCC’s Downtown and North Campus. You can also contact your financial aid coordinator for a quick question or let them know you’re coming by!
  • Make sure you complete the correct FAFSA for when you plan to enroll:

    Plan to enroll for Correct FAFSA
    Fall 2023 2023-2024 FAFSA
    Spring 2024 2023-2024 FAFSA
    Summer 2024 2023-2024 FAFSA

Need help? Check out our step-by-step checklist !

Complete the FAFSA

STEP 5 Tuition Assistance for Active Duty Members

For Active Duty Members who want to use tuition assistance, follow these steps:

  • Receive acceptance letter from school.
  • Present program evaluation to Education Service Officer for student’s branch of service.
  • Receive approval from ESO or Military Service.
  • Register for classes.
  • Send invoice for payment to Rachel Cavenaugh, Sr. Director of Financial Aid and Veterans Services at rcavenaugh@cfcc.edu .

STEP 6 Get Your Certificate of Eligibility

Obtain your Certificate of Eligibility (COE). Only the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs can determine your personal eligibility for benefits. Visit ebenefits.va.gov or vets.gov to obtain your COE.

STEP 7 Documentation

Submit the Following Documents to va@cfcc.edu

  • DD214
  • Certificate of Eligibility (COE)
  • Sponsor SSN (if ch 35)

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