The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is the form to apply for all federal and most state and institutional need-based aid. It's best to apply soon after it is available in October. Details.
How do I find scholarships and grants for college?
1. Check with your school counselor
2. Contact your college financial aid office
3. Ask employers (your's and your parents)
4. Use CFNC Scholarship Search.