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Nov 30
2015

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Money for College Redux

Dear Seniors:

Thank you to everyone who attended the Money for College Night last week with our Financial Aid Officers from Albion College and the University of Michigan. 

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. And note the scholarship deadlines, including some coming up soon!

Here is the Power Point that includes the information given at the meeting and also the Merit Aid handout. Additional hard copies and scholarship handouts are available in College Counseling!

Paying for College Night Fall 2015Handouts

Scholarship info for Money for College Night 2015

Some scholarships coming up:

University of Cincinnati –up to full ride. Students must apply to the U of Cincinnati by December 1

Boston University—apply by December 1 to qualify for their Trustee Scholarship

Other scholarships with December 1 deadlines: http://collegeapps.about.com/od/grantsandscholarships/tp/college-scholarships-december-deadlines.htm

Western Michigan—apply by December 4 for consideration for their Medallion Scholarship;

U of M Dearborn—apply by December 15 to qualify for scholarships ranging from $6000-full tuition.

Burger King Scholarship—Deadline is December 15.

The Gates Millennium Scholars program www.gmsp.org

Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholarship for minority students who are leaders and dedicated to community service.   www.jackierobinson.org

Wayne State University Dept of Theatre and Dance Admissions and Scholarship Day.

www.theatre.wayne.edu/apply.php

www.dance.wayne.edu/apply.php

Scholarship Searches

www.fastweb.com

www.scholarships.com

www.studentscholarships.com

www.meritaid.com

www.michigan.gov

Additional Resources

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

Scam alerts

www.ftc.gov

www.finaid.org

And don’t forget the financial aid office at your college!!!

Patricia Bostwick, MA, LPC

Director of College Counseling

 

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