SECU Helping Students And Their Families On FAFSA Day – Saturday, February 18th

Leigh Brady, Senior Vice President
Education Services, SECU
919-807-8344, fax: 919-807-8348

Raleigh, N.C., January 13 – State Employees’ Credit Union (SECU) is once again joining forces with College Foundation of North Carolina (CFNC) and the North Carolina Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (NCASFAA) to help high school seniors and their families complete and electronically submit their Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) forms.  On FAFSA Day, Saturday, February 18th, SECU personnel will be on hand from 9 am to 12 noon in all 239 Credit Union branch locations to provide assistance with the forms, which are required for state and federal college aid.

As a result of SECU’s participation, FAFSA sites will be available in all 100 North Carolina counties.  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.  To register for FAFSA Day, individuals should visit 

Paulette Bowden, SECU Vice President of IRA Systems and Projects states, “We are very pleased to partner with CFNC and NCASFAA to help students and their families with documents that are vital to the financial aid process.  As an educationally-focused organization, SECU feels strongly about participating in an event that can help students get the financial support necessary to continue their education.  The FAFSA is the first step in that financial process.  In 2011, SECU personnel assisted nearly 2,000 students on FAFSA Day and we look forward to surpassing that number in 2012!”

About SECU

SECU is a not-for-profit financial cooperative owned by its members.  SECU has been providing the employees of the State of North Carolina and their families with consumer financial services for nearly 75 years.  With over 1.7 million members, SECU provides services through 239 branch offices, 1,100 ATMs, 24/7 Contact Centers and a website,

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