The Forgivable Education Loans for Service Program application is available online through the CFNS.org/FELS page. The priority deadline for FELS applicants is: April 1, 2014
The application must be submitted electronically on or before the date listed above. All supporting documentation to the application (transcripts, acceptance letters, etc.) must be postmarked by the date listed above.
Reminder: Email is the official form of communication between the FELS Program and the applicant. It is strongly recommended that applicants keep their contact information up to date on the SEAA Student Portal www.cfnc.org/seaastudent.
Established by the North Carolina General Assembly in 2011, the Forgivable Education Loans for Service provides financial assistance to qualified students enrolled in an approved education program and committed to working in critical employment shortage professions in North Carolina. For the 2014-15 academic year eligible degree programs may be found by clicking the link below. The North Carolina State Education Assistance Authority provides administration for the program.
A recipient must meet the following eligibility criteria to be considered for FELS:
Annual loan amounts are as follows:
Maximum Aggregate Loan Limits:
Note: For 2014-15, FELS recipients must be enrolled for at least six credit hours each semester to qualify for funding for undergraduate or graduate programs. The award amount will be pro-rated according to number of credit hours. While the rules for the program provide for a minimum of 3 credit hours for graduate programs, the policy for 2014-15 establishes a minimum of 6 credit hours per semester.