Scholarships and Other Sources of Financial Aid
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With the rising costs of college attending, many families have good reason to be concerned, but there is a wealth of financial aid information and resources available to you.
- Financial aid is offered through a package which may include any of the following: scholarships, student loans, and or work programs. If you have any financial aid related questions, please contact the financial aid office at the colleges to which you are applying.
- Every college website has a NET PRICE CALCULATOR. using this tool and your financial information, you will get an estimate of your financial aid package and the net cost to attend that school. Use the Net Price Calculator on EACH prospective college's site to get the best estimate, as it uses that college's costs.
Students applying for federal and state aid must complete the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) form after October 1st of their senior year at http://www.fafsa.ed.gov/. \
You will need your past year tax return, as well as your parents' (that was filed in April of your junior year).
- For questions regarding the on line FAFSA application call 1-800-801-0576.
- To see the status of your FAFSA application call 1-800-433-3243.
- State aid information can be found at http://www.hesaa.org/
- Many college/university and private scholarship programs require students to complete a FAFSA and/or the CSS/financial aid profile as part of the scholarship process. Please read the scholarship information carefully to determine if either or both of these forms is required.