Thank you to everyone who attended the Money for College Night last night with our Financial Aid Officers from Albion College and the University of Michigan. For those who missed the presentation, please stop by College Counseling for the handouts and the presentation outline.
In summary, the message is: Fill out the applications on time, apply for scholarships and look for a range of colleges that include “financial safety” schools.
Scholarships coming up:
Central Michigan University Scholarships range from $2000/year to full ride (tuition, room and board and books) www.gocmich.edu/scholarships
Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholarship for minority students who are leaders and dedicated to community service. www.jackierobinson.org
University of Cincinnati –up to full ride. Students must apply to the U of Cincinnati by December 1
The Gates Millennuim Scholars program www.gmsp.org
Wayne State University Dept of Theatre and Dance Admissions and Scholarship Day. December 12 or February 6. Register at
Other scholarships with December 1 deadlines: http://collegeapps.about.com/od/grantsandscholarships/tp/college-scholarships-december-deadlines.htm
www.collegeboard.com Register for the CSS profile on this site
www.collegedata.com There is a scholarship search engine, also many articles about searching for scholarships. Search by several difference keywords
www.college-scholarships.com a variety of college information, including sponsors that offer free scholarship searches
www.fafsa.ed.gov the site to register for the FAFSA. You can also find a worksheet (probably in December) to pre-register. Do not actually register until Jan 1, though!
www.fastaid.com a scholarship search that also give information on how to understand the SAR
www.finaid.org A really good all around resource for all things financial aid and scholarships
http://mappingyourfuture.org/FAP/ information about loan programs, financial aid, savings plans, etc.
www.salliemae.com Financial aid guidance, including forecasting colleges costs, etc.
http://www.guaranteed-scholarships.com/ Many scholarships offered by specific colleges
And don’t forget the financial aid office at your college!!!