College can be expensive, and that may make it seem like an impossible dream. But there are many ways that your family can explore to reduce costs!
Did You Know?
Financial aid is given out on a first-come, first-served basis. The earlier you apply, the better!
There are thousands of scholarship opportunities, and students who work hard to apply for many of them may be able to get much or all of the cost of college paid for!
What your child does in high school affects scholarship eligibility. Grades, attendance, sports, after-school programs, community service and leadership are ALL important!
is based on your family’s income. This includes loans, grants and work-study. Loans have to be paid back, while grants and work-study do not.
The FREE application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) opens in October each year. In the fall of your senior year, students should attend a financial-aid workshop and start their FAFSA to submit by Dec. 1.
are largely based on what students accomplish in high school. Scholarships eligibility varies by student. Working hard in and outside of school can mean they can receive FREE money for college that doesn’t have to be paid back!
Beginning in ninth grade, students should start exploring scholarships. Need help? Visit the Future Center!