Financial Aid & Scholarships

Resources for Students

CHS Financial Aid Night: Thursday, October 6, 2016, 7:00 pm, CHS Cafeteria

A representative from a college financial aid office will present this program for parents and students. The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is available online at www.fafsa.ed.gov.

Finding Scholarships is Not Easy


While there is no way of making the process of applying for scholarships and financial aid easy, there are a few guidelines that will help.


  • Most of the money that most students receive comes in the form of financial aid, campus work, or student loans. To qualify for this money the student and parent(s) fill out the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) after October 1 and before the college and state “priority” deadline. Indiana priority deadline is MARCH 10. Colleges process the information and send the student a response.
  • An early estimate of how much financial aid you are likely to receive if you enroll is available from all colleges via their website. Look for their NET PRICE CALCULATOR.
  • In addition, there are scholarships that come from a variety of sources. Colleges award scholarships to incoming freshmen based on merit (high school grades, SAT/ACT scores, etc.) and/or talents; for these you must apply directly to the college. Local organizations award scholarships to local students--these change each year but almost all of the applications are available from the College & Career Center. Other organizations send information about scholarships to the College & Career Center. Finally, there are scholarships which are listed in national directories and which take a lot of hard work for students to research.

Online Scholarship Help

Students can find a wealth of online tips and advice about obtaining financial aid, as well as listings of available loans, scholarships and fellowships, from the comfort of their desktops.


Try some of these web sites for scholarship searches:

https://bigfuture.collegeboard.org/

www.cappex.com

www.college-scholarships.com/

www.collegeanswer.com/

www.collegeboard.com/parents/

www.fastweb.com/

www.finaid.org/

www.scholarships.com

www.zynch.com

These sites include a free scholarship search. You simply fill out an online form with your background, degree sought, and other information. The program scans its database and spits out a list of possibilities.

More is available at: www.ed.gov/index.html

This government-sponsored site includes a general description of how the aid process works, information about direct loans, etc.

The College & Career website is updated EVERY TUESDAY with new scholarship opportunities. Check it out at:

http://www.duneland.k12.in.us/chscareercenter.

Questions? Ask your Counselor!

Mr. Moore (A-Da)

Mrs. Thoms (De-Je)

Ms. Dailey (Ji-Mo)

Mrs. Konopasek (Mp-Sh)

Mrs. Roytan (Si-Z)


Students are assigned by last name.