Financial Aid / Scholarships
Financial Aid / Scholarships
The FAFSA opens October 1st and is a free application to get money (grants, scholarships, and loans) to help pay for college. Contact Ms. Shrader or use the resources in your Google Classroom for more information.
Use the link below to start your FAFSA after October 1st, 2020. You will be filling out the 2021-2022 FAFSA using your tax information from 2019. (State deadline is March 1st)
For more information on state funded financial aid programs and the FAFSA, go to:
2021 Local Scholarships are now available! They are due by Monday, March 1st at 2:35 PM. They should be turned in to the counseling office or if you're virtual, the main office. You can check out a hard copy of the booklet from the counseling office or Ms. Shrader.
CollegeBoard Opportunity Scholarships
CollegeBoard has created a fund with millions of dollars to assist students with scholarship money over the coming years. They truly are easy to do because it's all things you need to do anyways, such as college exploration, applying to college, and completing your FAFSA. Click here to learn more about these scholarships & how to apply. Ms. Shrader can help you if needed!
Junior year is a great time to check out colleges and look at scholarship information. Although people often tell juniors to apply for scholarships, only seniors can actually apply for scholarships for freshman year in college.
You can, however, start applying January 2021 for the College Board Opportunity Scholarships! The first step is to build a college list. This is something you should be starting to think about anyway, so might as well have the chance to earn scholarships too! Start by clicking here and then clicking "search for colleges" to find at least 6 schools that will be a good possible fit for you. That's all you have to do to be considered for one of the $500 scholarships! (I know it doesn't seem like a lot, but every little bit helps. Trust me.) They have larger ones too as the year goes on.
If you want to learn more about the CB Opportunity Scholarships, click here. This is an ongoing thing that you will add to from now until you graduate next year! :)
The CEEB number for Greenville High School is 231-790. Colleges, ACT, and SAT all use this number.
Scholarship Scams Tip Sheet from FastWeb Information from the FastWeb scholarship website on avoiding scholarship scams.
Tips on Writing an Winning Essay Tips on Writing a Winning Essay: These are tips gathered from the book "Confessions of a Scholarship Judge" which offers some advice on what to do and not to do to win over the scholarship judges.
Information asked when creating your FSAID
Direct Student Loans- Student FSA Resource outlining the different types of student loans available for students who fill out the FAFSA
Direct Student Loans- Parents Loan Documents: These are publications created by FSA ID and FAFSA to help parents and students understand the financial application of student loans.
TIP Fact Sheet If you are a TIP eligible student, this form is a great starting point to better understand how to best use your TIP benefits. This will allow students who are TIP eligible to better understand the benefits of the TIP program and allow them to locate which schools are TIP eligible for Phase 1 and Phase 2.
US News & World Report Resources