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Financial Aid & Scholarships

NEW Scholarships of Interest!

 

 

 

NATIONAL Scholarships:

 

 

  • Northeast Animal Hospital and Pets In The City,  two veterinary practices in St. Petersburg, Florida, are pleased to offer the Veterinary Science Scholarship. This Scholarship is available in the United States to college students attending the fall semester of 2017. Any student who meets the requirements outlined below and who can demonstrate his or her interest in pursuing a career in veterinary science will be considered.

               Deadline:  July 31, 2017

 

               Award Amount:  $500

 

               Application:   http://www.northeastanimalhospital.com/#scholarship

 

  • The K. Hunter Goff Elder Law Scholarship.   Applicant must be attending college by Fall 2017 and have at least a 3.0 GPA. They must be interested pursuing a law-related degree.

               Deadline: July 31, 2017

 

               Award Amount:  $500

 

               Application: Only online applications will be accepted. The application can be found here: 

                

                        http://khgpa.com/florida-elder-law-attorney/#scholarship-application

Senior Scholarship Cover Sheet

Seniors - if you would like to be considered for a scholarship that is being given out on our campus, print and attach one of these cover sheets to any scholarship application / essay that you submit to the College & Career Center.  Questions, see Ms. Baumann. 

 

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Senior Scholarship Application 2016-17

This form is required for every senior who wishes to be considered for many of the scholarships give on the AHS campus.  These scholarships are given by individuals, organizations and the AHS Scholarship Committee.

 

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Documents for Completing the FAFSA

To complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), you will need:

  • Your Social Security Number
  • Your Alien Registration Number (if you are not a U.S. citizen)
  • Your most recent federal income tax returns, W-2s, and other records of money earned. (Note: You may be able to transfer your federal tax return information into your FAFSA using the IRS Data Retrieval Tool.)
  • Bank statements and records of investments (if applicable)
  • Records of untaxed income (if applicable)
  • An FSA ID to sign electronically.
  • Parents birthdates
  • Parents marital status & date

If you are a dependent student, then you will also need most of the above information for your parent(s).

 

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Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

Fill out this online application to receive financial aid for college in the form of grants (free money) and loans (must be paid back).

The appllication window opens on October 1st and the deadline to submit is March 2nd ! 

Edvisors FAFSA Guide

This comprehensive guide offers insights into the most challenging areas of the FAFSA and answers questions for students and parents about completing the form -  line by line! . It is the "go to" resource for financial aid advisors! 

 

Edvisors FAFSA Guide :  Click Here

Not sure if you should file the FAFSA or the Dream Act Application? Check Here!

Find out if you should be filing the FAFSA  OR  The Dream Act Application:

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California Dream Act

The California Dream Act allows students who meet AB 540 criteria (California Education Code 68130.5(a)) to apply for and receive non-state funded scholarships for public colleges and universities state-funded financial aid such as institutional grants, community college fee waivers, Cal Grant and Chafee Grant. 

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Confused About Financial Aid?

Financial Aid can sometimes be very confusing.  Here is a great information packet put out by Schmoop that can help clear a little bit of the fog!  (Thanks Mrs. Grennan for spotting this )

 

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Edvisor- "Filing the FAFSA" Guide

This comprehensive guide answers questions for students and parents about completing the FAFSA -  line by line!  This guide is the "go to" book for many financial aid specialists & counselors.

 

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QuestBridge

A non-profit program that links bright, motivated low-income students with educational and scholarship opportunities at some of the nation’s best colleges. QuestBridge is the provider of the National College Match Program and the College Prep Scholarship.

http://www.questbridge.org

Student Identity Theft and Scholarship SCAMS!

Student Identity Theft

California Student Aid Commission wants you to know what is it and how can you avoid it!

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Where Do I Report A Scholarship SCAM?

National Fraud Information Center (NFIC) - File an online complaint:   www. fraud.org

Federal Trade Commission (FTC) - File a online complaint :  www.ftc.gov/scholarshipscams  or call  1-877-FTC-HELP

US Postal Inspection Service - (If mail fraud is involved) -  www.postalinspectors.uspis.gov   or call  1-877-876-2455

Scholarship Information Provided By "Stossel in the Classroom"

SCHOLARSHIPS -  Stossel In The Classroom Scholarship List  (2016-17) 

Federal Student Aid: Find the Information You Need Online

This list directs you to the right website for your specific financial aid questions.

 

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Financial Trends in Higher Education

A College Board  report series that provides the latest information on student financial aid, tuition and other expenses associated with attending college and illustrates trends over time.
 

California Fund Your Future Brochure

A quick online reference guide that provides general financial aid information and deadlines for California students & parents.

 

http://www.csac.ca.gov/pubs/forms/grnt_frm/fund_your_future_brochure_english.pdf

 

http://www.csac.ca.gov/pubs/forms/grnt_frm/fund_your_future_brochure_spanish.pdf

 

 

California Fund Your Future Workbook

 


This online workbook is designed with you in mind. Follow the process of preparing and paying for college, applying for financial aid and managing money.

http://www.csac.ca.gov/pubs/forms/grnt_frm/fund_your_future_workbook_english.pdf

 

http://www.csac.ca.gov/pubs/forms/grnt_frm/fyf_workbook_interactive_spanish.pdf


 

California Student Aid Commission (Cal Grant)

The California Student Aid Commission is committed to making education beyond high school financially accessible to all Californians. Information on Cal Grant program, scholarships & free college money.

http://www.csac.ca.gov

California Student Aid Commission Programs

2017-18 Cal Grant Program Income Ceilings

Cal Grant GPA Verification Form

This is 1 of 2 forms seniors must complete to receive financial aid for college.  Complete this form and take it to your high school counselor to input your GPA.  Follow detailed mailing instructions on form!!

 

Coming Soon!

UC Berkeley- "Cal" -culator / Financial Aid Estimator

College Net Cost Calculator. What will it REALLY cost you to attend University of California, Berkeley ?.  This calculator will help you estimate how much financial aid you will receive and what your "out of pocket" cost will be for school.

http://calculator.berkeley.edu

I Can Afford College!

Go to College- We'll help you pay for it! California Community Colleges can help you afford college and build a better future.

http://www.icanaffordcollege.com

Paying for College - Student Resource Guide (Roybal-Allard)

Guide lists scholarships, internships, fellowships, resource websites & books.

CLICK HERE!

American Legion - "Need a Lift?" Scholarship Guide

This guide is filled with scholarships, grants, fee waivers, student loans, and the organizations that offer them.

http://www.needalift.org/

Peterson's College Scholarship Search

You can get access to one of the largest databases of college scholarships available through Peterson's StudentEdge. This free scholarship search connects you with more than 1.68 million scholarships, grants, and awards worth $7.69 billion.

http://www.petersons.com/college-search/scholarship-search.aspx

FastWeb- Free Scholarship Matching

 This site offers personal scholarship matches (more than 1.5 milliion scholarships updated daily), tips on how to write winning applications, calendar tools to help students keep up with scholarship deadlines and more.

http://www.fastweb.com

Sallie Mae's Free Scholarship Search

Database containing more that 3 million scholarships worth more than $16 million.  Updated daily.

http://www.collegeanswer.com/paying/scholarship_search/pay_scholarship_search.jsp

MeritAid

A comprehensive directory of merit scholarships and academic scholarships from colleges across the country.

http://www.meritaid.com

Health Career Scholarships

List of scholarships for health related careers.  This list is posted on the State of Ca. website.

 

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