FAFSA

FINANCIAL AID INFORMATION

FAFSA – FREE APPLICATION FOR FEDERAL STUDENT AID

New this year, families may complete the FAFSA, “Free Application for Federal Student Aid” beginning on October 1, rather than the traditional January 1. The deadline for state aid will still be March 10, 2017, however the early start date will allow families more time to receive and evaluate their financial aid package. In addition, the tax information used for the Early FAFSA will be for the year 2015, not this previous year’s 2016 information. (Note that this is true for current college students as well – they will use 2015 tax information for the 2017-18 FAFSA).

Prior to submitting the FAFSA, parents and seniors must have a FAFSA ID. This ID serves as an electronic signature for both student and parent. This can be done anytime at https://fsaid.ed.gov.

To submit the FAFSA, go online to www.fafsa.gov. Remember to select the 2017-2018 FAFSA.

 

FINANCIAL AID MEETING AT HHHS

Heritage Hills will host a financial aid meeting to discuss the FAFSA and the financial aid process on Thursday, November 3, beginning at 6:30 CST in the auditorium. A representative from the University of Evansville will do the presentation. Seniors planning to attend a two-year, four-year, technical or vocational college are encouraged to attend this meeting. It is recommended that all students file a FAFSA, regardless of family income, since some scholarships require its completion.

 

“COLLEGE GOAL SUNDAY” is an opportunity for parents to get free help filing the FAFSA. It will be held on two different Sundays, November 12, 2016 and February 12, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. SITE time. Go to www.collegegoalsunday.org. Local sites include VUJC and Ivy Tech.

 

TWENTY FIRST CENTURY SCHOLARS: (you know who you are!) Be sure to access your Scholar Track account, complete your Scholar Track tasks and affirm your pledge. Ask a counselor if questions or go to www.che.in.gov or email scholars@che.in.gov.

 

OTHER HELPFUL RESOURCES:

Financial aid:

www.studentaid.gov

www.affordablecolleges.com

 

Loans:

www.studentloans.gov

www.nslds.ed.gov

 

Scholarship search services:

www.CollegeProwler.com

www.Scholarships.com

www.Collegeboard.com

www.Fastweb.com

http://hhhs.nspencer.k12.in.us/guidance/scholarships                                              Fall 2016

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