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, 2019. (State deadline is March 1st)
For more information on state funded financial aid programs and the FAFSA, go to:
Montcalm Community College Scholarships:
Apply for MCC scholarships here. They have over $360,000 in scholarships to giveaway, so if you're planning to go to MCC, definitely apply! The deadline is April 15th.
We will be announcing scholarships throughout the school year on Google Classroom and through emails. Students may contact Ms. Shrader, the college adviser, if they are in need of additional resources.
**Local scholarship booklet will become available on Friday, February 14th and all scholarships will be due Monday, March 2nd! Scholarship recipients will be notified on Scholarship Day on May 20th.**
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 now 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 web site on avoiding scholarship scams.
Tips on Writing a 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 on 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