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1 The Road to College Felice Rollins The College Place

2 Factors to Consider Your qualifications Campus culture Distance from home Extracurricular activities Religious affiliation Cost of attendance Financial aid options Outside learning options Support programs

3 College Visits Going to campus School visits College fairs

4 Application Online vs. paper Deadlines Academic requirements Test requirements Extracurricular Activities Essay Letters of Recommendation Special requirements (interviews, auditions, portfolios)

5 Deadlines Early Decision Early Action Scholarship RegularRolling

6 Christopher Newport University DeadlineDate DueNotification Early DecisionNovember 15December 15 Early Action Scholarship Honors Program December 1January 15 Regular DecisionFebruary 1March 15

7 Cost Comparison Community College - $4,000 Public University, In-State - $20,000 Public University, out of state - $40,000 Private University - $25,000-$70,000

8 Scholarships Family Connection Career center/guidance office

9 Financial Aid FAFSA - Free Application for Federal Student Aid, CSS Profile – for certain private schools,

10 FAFSA info Available January 1, 2013 You will need: – 2012 IRS tax forms for parents and student (use 2011 if necessary) – Social Security numbers for parents and student – Alien Registration number for student (if not US citizen) – Amounts in checking, savings and certain investment accounts – List of schools to which student is applying

11 Questions

12 The College Place 13895 Hedgewood Drive Suite 225 Woodbridge, VA 22193 703.680.3729

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