Financial Aid Tips

  • Donít assume that you wonít be eligible for financial aid.  There are many types of financial aid and many factors used to determine your eligibility for financial aid.

  • Financial aid can be based on need, income, and/or merit and academics.

  • Take the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) or American College Test (ACT) exam.  Scores from these tests are needed to apply to certain schools and for some financial aid programs.

  • Donít miss deadlines.  All financial aid programs have deadlines in which information must be submitted.

  • File the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by the appropriate deadline.  You must apply for federal financial aid for each school in which you might be enrolled.

  • Check with the financial aid office at the school in which you are enrolled or for which you are seeking admission to obtain supplemental financial aid forms.

  • Keep copies of your admissions and financial aid documents.

  • Begin searching for private scholarships and grants approximately one year prior to your intended start date. Check with your high school guidance counselor or school financial aid administrator to obtain more information about privately sponsored financial aid opportunities.

 

 

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