College Acceptance Letters
Seniors please email me your college acceptance letters. I would like to announce them every Friday to congratulate you on your accomplishments.
If you haven't started applying yet, LET's GET STARTED. If you haven't completed your FAFSA application (GRADUATION REQUIREMENT) yet at fafsa.gov, LET'S GET STARTED!!!!!
College Application Websites
All Seniors that are planning on attending a college after graduation should have applied to at least 1 college by now. If not please apply ASAP to at least 1-3 colleges before the Christmas break. ALL FAFSA APPLICATIONS should be completed or started. (GRADUATION REQUIREMENT FOR ALL SENIORS) If you are having problems completing it, please contact (844) GO FAFSA/ (844) 463-2372 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Or schedule an appointment to meet with Mrs. St. Julien in Guidance.
Seniors when registering to take the act, please do not forget to put the college school's codes that you are interested in attending so they can send your official scores for FREE. If not, you will have to pay act.org to send your official ACT scores later.
How to Pay for College
Many of you are likely working on your college applications now. But remember that in addition to getting admitted to college, you also need to pay for college.
So I also wanted to highlight what you need to do to apply for financial aid and scholarship money:1. Fill out your FAFSA form: The FAFSA form is the federal government financial aid form. To receive need-based grants or scholarships (from the government or your college!), you’ll need to fill it out. And just by filling out the FAFSA, the average student gets about $15,000 in financial aid (grants, work-study, and lower-interest loans).
(Stressed out by the government form? You can instead complete it on Going Merry using their FAFSA® Made Easier form. Just sign up here.)Check with your colleges on any additional forms: Some colleges (especially private ones) also require a form called the “CSS Profile,” while other colleges have their own financial aid forms, in addition to the FAFSA. Make sure you find out what the deadline is to fill out those extra forms. Check for state grants/aid eligibility: State governments also offer a range of state grants, particularly for students studying in-state at a public university or college. Check for these too!Apply for external scholarships: These are scholarships funded by companies or non-profits, and there are a lot of deadlines in November-February, so make sure you’re looking for them now. To find and apply for scholarships, I recommend you sign up for Going Merry.
Example Upcoming Scholarships I wanted to highlight
Here are examples of some great scholarships your students might be interested in:
Applying for scholarships just got a lot easier!
Scholarships and grants are helpful ways to fund your college education. They provide you with free money that can go towards tuition or other educational expenses.
To find and apply for scholarships, sign up for Going Merry (https://www.goingmerry.com) -- it’s free! Going Merry has thousands of national, regional, and local scholarships. There are also opportunities for every grade level, from freshmen to seniors.
To sign up, go to: https://app.goingmerry.com/
Here are some reasons why I recommend Going Merry:
Scholarship bundles: You can apply to multiple scholarships using one application and the same essay prompt.
Vetted scholarships: The Going Merry team periodically reviews every scholarship listing, to ensure the scholarship program is still active and the information is correct.
Personal matching: Once signed up, you’ll answer a few questions to fill out a basic profile, and then get matched to scholarships that fit your background, academics, interests, etc.
Clear organization: You can shortlist favorites and get deadline reminders about them. All drafts and applications are saved, and you’ll get updates on the scholarships you’ve applied to.
Direct, auto-filled applications: You can apply to many scholarships directly on the site (with forms helpfully pre-filled).
Financial aid applications: Seniors can also submit the FAFSA® through Going Merry, using their more user-friendly version of the government form, which they call “the FAFSA® Made Easier.”
Happy applying--and good luck winning, like these students did!)
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