Overview of the Financial Aid Process
Applying for micro-scholarships has never been so easy.
Scholarship Search Tips:
Searching for scholarship money is serious business. You are trying to earn enough to get to college! You must be focused and organized.
1 Searching on Google needs to be filtered and narrow. Use key words that are unique to you: race, ethnicity, heritage ( - American), talent, experience, geographic area, specific college, 1st generation to college, religion, left-handed, tall, short – you get the idea. And don’t forget to use your future career choice as another possible search word.
2 Now Get Organized! Create an Excel spreadsheet to help keep track of everything: The name of the scholarship, due date, website, any contact information, what is required (letters of rec, transcript, essays), date you completed each step, submitted date
3 Be smart. There are lots of websites that want money to help you search. Do not fall for it.
4 Stay in the Loop! Sign up for Google Alerts to send you email notices whenever a new scholarship with your search key words is posted. Create Due Date notices on your Google calendar at least one week before the actual due date.
Mountain View FAFSA Fiesta
Thurs. Oct. 20th | 3-7pm
Westwood Financial Aid Night
Thurs. Oct. 20th | 6:30 - 8:30PM | Cafeteria
Red Mountain FAFSA Fiesta
Wed., Oct. 26th | 3-7pm
Skyline Financial Aid Night
November 1 from 6-8PM
FAFSA opens Oct. 1
New this year- Use your prior, prior year taxes (2015) to complete the FAFSA