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Student Loans that Let You Thrive


We make affording college simple.

We help residents and students in North Carolina access straightforward and affordable college loans.

Fixed Rates

With a fixed-rate student loan, you’ll never have to worry about increasing rates.

No Fees

We want you to get the financing you need at an affordable price—that’s why our loans never have added fees.

See How We Stack Up

Choosing a lender can be overwhelming. Take a look at how we stack up against our competitors.

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Simple Application Process

It’s easier than ever to apply for a student loan. Start financing your education with just a few clicks.

.25% Rate Discount for Autodraft

Use our auto draft feature to lock in a lower rate in repayment and never miss a monthly payment.

Non-Profit Lender

Our only goal is to help you afford and succeed in your education.

The Support Students Need

NC Assist Loans make affording college simple, with a fixed interest rate, easy application, and solid support from North Carolina’s trusted non-profit lender.

Learn More About Our Loans

NC Student Assist Loan


Cover up to 100% of school costs, including tuition, housing, books, and more with our popular Student Assist loan program.

NC Parent Assist Loan


Parents can borrow to pay for a student’s education with an affordable, parent-assisted loan.

NC Parent Assist Loan Details

Loans for Graduate Students


Our streamlined loan application makes it easy to finance the next step in your education.

Student Loans for Grad School

"CFI has made the process of applying for and managing student loans less stressful, knowing that if questions came up they were there for support."

Jeff S.

Enter To Win $1,000 No Essay Scholarship

Come back each month to enter to win $1,000 scholarship from NC Assist to help pay for college. No essay required!

Enter to Win $1,000

Paying for College 101

Use our free resources to discover everything you need to know about college loans and more.

How Paying for School Works
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