Paying for College

 
 

Financial Aid

College Planning Guide

College Planning Guide (Spanish)

FAFSA

International Education Financial Aid

Sallie Mae

TAFSA

Way To Pay Financial Aid Guide

Way To Pay Financial Aid Guide (Spanish)

 

FAFSA (Free Application for Student Aid)

It is important to fill out the FAFSA, even if you feel like you will not qualify, as many colleges look at this to issue their specific scholarships. For college grants and scholarships priority deadline for submitting the FAFSA is March 01... best planning.... submit electronically by February 25

Applying for FAFSA for fall of the next school year opens October 1

 

 
Scholarships

THS Scholarship Information

Senior Schoology page
Paper copies of scholarship are located in the counseling office
List of scholarships located in the Counselor’s office: Scholarships
Scholarships are also uploaded to the Senior Facebook page
As scholarships are received, students are notified during morning announcements
 
Other ways to find scholarships
Check the Financial Aid office at a college or career school – ask about work study programs (these jobs are usually filled by November)
U.S. Department of Labor’s FREE scholarship search tool
Foundations, religious or community organizations, local businesses, or civic groups
Organizations (including professional associations) related to your field of interest
Your employer or your parent’s employer
Online search for scholarships – here are some other links
 

 

****HELPFUL HINTS****

Watch for deadlines, scholarship deadlines are sometimes earlier than the admission application deadlines.

 

Most scholarships require students to write essays. It’s helpful to write one essay and save it. Then, edit the essay to fit each scholarship application.

 

It is good to have an updated resume in case you need to attach it to any scholarship.  Use this to give to any person you request to write you a letter of recommendation.  When you are asking someone to write a letter of recommendation make sure you include what you need them to write it for.

 

Remember that teachers and counselors will need at least two weeks’ notice when requesting recommendations for scholarship and college applications.