Information and Resources for Seniors
Below are Topics for Seniors and their families.
Understanding Financial Aid Offers
Colleges typically send their full Financial Aid offers (also called letters or packages) in mid-March. It is important to be sure both students and parents understand the offers and are able to compare them "apples to apples" for all of their colleges. While colleges are getting better, the way offers are communicated is not always in a standard form, so it can take time to dicipher and process the offers.
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Scholarships are mostly open to seniors, although there are a few for juniors.
- Scholarship Central is a local/regional scholarship base. While there are fewer scholarships available, the competition is local and regional, not national.
- FastWeb has been a leader in scholarship searches/database for many years. It is a national clearinghouse with a variety of offerings.
- College Board's Big Future has a scholarship database.
- Sallie Mae is a source for information on loans and financial aid, but also has a scholarship search/database.
You applied to College. Now What?
A short guide to the steps from applying to a college to decisions and financial aid offers.