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1 Secrets of Financial Aid For UCM-Bound Students (and Their Parents)... Revealed Here, Today! SFS-001_2011-Final

2 What is Financial Aid, Anyway? Money to help you pay the educational and living costs at the University of Central Missouri. Good News! Financial aid is available for students from all families, no matter what the income level.

3 Estimated Annual Costs of Missouri Schools – Missouri Residents Public Colleges and Universities $13,000 - $16,000 University of Central Missouri $14,000 Community Colleges $3,000 - $4,000 Private Colleges and Universities $25,000 - $60,000

4 Gift Scholarship and grant funds you normally never have to repay Loan Money available to students and parents which eventually must be repaid Employment Assistance earned through part-time work (on-campus and off-campus) Categories of Financial Aid

5 Sources of Financial Aid Federal Government State Governments Colleges and Universities Foundations Civic/Community Donors Churches/Employers … and many more!

6 Financial Aid Can be Based on … Non-Financial Criteria High School Grades ACT/SAT Test Scores Skills and Abilities Talents Affiliations Memberships Athletic Potential Financial Need In accordance with the information entered on your 2011/12 FAFSA

7 UCM Scholarships UCM Scholarship web site: On-line Scholarship Calculator: UCM Academic Departments: UCM Foundation:

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9 Results and Instructions

10 Checklist Find out all you can about the University of Central Missouri, compared to the other schools you’re considering. For scholarship consideration, apply for admission to UCM before December 1, Start with Take the ACT (and/or SAT) at least twice if possible by the February 2011 test date. Visit your high school guidance office, often!

11 Resources Office of Student Financial Services 1100 Ward Edwards Bldg University of Central Missouri Warrensburg, MO Phone: Web: High School Guidance Office Federal Government: Federal PIN:

12 More Resources 2011/12 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) - use only! UCM FAFSA Code: Federal Aid Eligibility Estimator: Scholarship Search Websites: fastweb.com, scholarshipexperts.com and collegeanswer.com MyCentral Portal: https://mycentral.ucmo.edu

13 Secrets of Financial Aid Revealed! Questions?


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