Along with college financial aid officers and specialists across North Carolina, State Employees’ Credit Union (SECU) is gearing up to help College Foundation of North Carolina (CFNC) and the North Carolina Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (NCASFAA) assist high school seniors and their families with completing and electronically submitting their Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) forms. On FAFSA Day, Saturday, February 23rd, SECU personnel will be available in all 246 statewide branch locations from 9 am until 12 noon to provide assistance.
Completing the FAFSA form is a requirement to be considered for all federal and most state financial aid for college, including scholarships and grants. FAFSA Day will be in all 100 NC counties and at more than 300 site locations, including many college campuses and all SECU branches. The Credit Union can assist SECU members in any of its branch locations; however, in counties with FAFSA sites only at SECU, the Credit Union can serve members and non-members. For a list of all locations and to register for FAFSA Day, individuals should visit CFNC.org/FAFSAday or call 866-866-CFNC toll-free.
“SECU is pleased to continue partnering with CFNC and NCASFAA to help North Carolina seniors and their families take the first step in being considered for college funding,” said Krista Loew, SECU Vice President of IRA Services. “As an educationally focused not-for-profit cooperative, the Credit Union is committed to investing in the educational future of North Carolina’s youth.”
A not-for-profit financial cooperative owned by its members, SECU has been providing employees of the State of North Carolina and their families with consumer financial services for 75 years. With 1.8 million members, SECU provides services through 246 branch offices, 1,100 ATMs, 24/7 Contact Centers and a website, www.ncsecu.org.