Paying for College
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
THS Scholarship Information
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.