In order for a student to qualify for financial aid, the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form must be completed as soon as possible after January 1 of the student's senior year. Only then can students qualify for grants, loans and student work programs.
FAFSA can be completed online at www.fafsa.ed.gov or by a paper form that can be found in the Counseling and Career Center.
There are a variety of online resources that can assist with the process and answer questions. Our counselors are also available upon request.
Financial Aid Links
http://www.finaid.org/ - Learn more about the types of financial aid available and how to complete FAFSA forms.
http://www.collegeboard.com/?student - Download the CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE Application which is required by some 4 year colleges, learn about the CollegeBoard Education Loan Program and try the Financial Aid EasyPlanner tool to learn how to make college affordable.
http://studentaid.ed.gov/students/publications/student_guide/index.html - Comprehensive resource guides available for financial aid from the US Department of Education and contact information.
www.gocollegeny.org - Information on College and Financial Aid
startheregetthere.org - Information that focuses on completing the FAFSA and accessing other federal, state and college financial aid programs