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1 Northside High School Financial Aid Night

2 Graduation Requirements 4 English credits 4 Math credits 3 Social Studies credits 3 Science credits ½ Oral Communication ½ Health 1 ½ Physical Education ½ Fine Arts credit 6 Elective credits Total of 23 credits SMART Core Math: 4 th math above Algebra 2 Science: Physical Science Biology Chemistry or Physics

3 Credit Recovery Basic School January 8 – February 12 February 18 – April 2 April 6 – May 7 See counselor for application. The A School of Choice

4 Financial Aid Financial aid is money to help pay for college or career school. Financial aid is available from a variety of sources for college and career school. Financial aid comes in the form of scholarships, grants, work-studies, and low-interest loans.

5 Types of Financial Aid Scholarship- money for college that you will not be expected to repay. (Merit-based) Grant- money for college that you will not be expected to repay. (Need-based) Work-study- a work program through which you earn money to help you pay for school. Low-interest loan- borrowed money for college or career school; you must repay your loans, with interest.

6 Financial Aid Sources Aid can come from: U.S. Federal Government State Government College/Institution Non-profit/private

7 FAFSA Free Application for Federal Student Aid

8 For the 2014–15 year, you can apply between Jan. 1, 2015 and June 30, However, there are a few first come, first served federal student aid programs, so be sure to apply as soon as you can. FAFSA4Caster https://fafsa.ed.gov/FAFSA/app/f4cForm?execut ion=e2s1 https://fafsa.ed.gov/FAFSA/app/f4cForm?execut ion=e2s1 FAFSA Free Application for Federal Student Aid

9 Federal PELL Grant Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG) William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program Federal Perkins Loan Program Federal Work-Study

10 State Academic Challenge Scholarships Scholarship Deadline to Apply: June 01, 2015 Requirements: Complete Smart Core and 2.5 GPA or 19 ACT to qualify, FAFSA Required. Award: 4-Year School: 1 st year, $2000; 2 nd year, $3000; 3 rd year, $4000; 4 th year, $ Year School: $2000 each year.

11 State Governor’s Distinguished Scholarship Scholarship Deadline to apply: February 01, 2015 Requirements: 32 on the ACT or 1410 on the SAT, and a 3.50 academic grade point average, or those who are named National Merit Finalists or National Achievement Scholar. Award: It pays tuition, mandatory fees, room and board up to $10,000 per year.

12 State Governor’s Scholars Program Scholarship Deadline to apply: February 01, 2015 Requirements: At least a 27 ACT or a 3.5 GPA to apply. Award: $4000 per year.

13 State Higher Education Opportunities Grant (GO! Grant) Scholarship Deadline to apply: June 01, 2015 Requirements: Must meet income requirements, FAFSA Required. Award: Up to $500 per semester.

14 State The website for state financial aid information is

15 College/Institutional Institutions of higher education offer their own financial aid packages. These can be accessed by going to the institutions website and accessing their financial aid/scholarship pages. Here is an example: Go to “Admissions and Financial Aid” “Financial Aid/Scholarships”http://uafs.edu/

16 Non-Profit/Private There are a multitude of private and non-profit organizations who offer scholarships on a national, state, and local level. Many of these scholarships can be accessed through the Northside High School Counselor WIKI Page. Go to /FrontPage “Scholarships” /FrontPage

17 Non-Profit/Private Tasseltime is another great resource for searching for scholarships. Go to /FrontPage “Informative Websites” /FrontPage

18 What To Do Choose a field of study and college(s). Apply for admissions to colleges/institutions. Apply for scholarships at colleges/institutions. Contact the colleges’ financial aid offices. Plan your college visits.

19 What To Do Continue to search for financial aid. Fill out the FAFSA. (January) Create an ADHE/YOUniversal account to apply for all state-funded financial aid. (January) Be aware of all deadlines- college and scholarship.

20 Things to Think About Volunteering and Leadership ACT Superscore Essay Writing Academic Resume Letters of Recommendation Two week notice Transcripts and Immunization Records Ms. Roper

21 Mark Your Calendar January 20, 2015 NHS Financial Aid Night


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