HERE IS A TIMELINE FOR YOU TO FOLLOW FOR COLLEGE APPLICATIONS AND FINANCIAL AID.
DON’T WAIT! ASK QUESTIONS! RESEARCH! USE YOUR ILP! ASK QUESTIONS! ASK QUESTIONS! ASK! ASK! ASK!
COLLEGE APPLICATION PROCESS FINANCIAL AID PROCESS
MAY 2011 MAY 2011
Decide what colleges to visit in summer Research scholarships
ACT: June test—Get registered by Talk to parents about college finances
JUNE-JULY-AUGUST Arrange to meet with a college financial aid representative
Visit some college campuses (2 year and 4 year) JUNE-JULY-AUGUST
Polish up your ILP and print your resume Work a summer job and save the money
Work, volunteer, take a class Search for scholarships
Begin to prepare essays and scholarship applications SEPTEMBER
SEPTEMBER Request financial aid applications from colleges
Sign up for Senior Conference Continue to talk to parents about how to pay for college
Meet with college representatives at school Research paying for college information sources
Request information from your college: housing/financial OCTOBER/NOVEMBER
aid (Most schools want you to complete applications on line) Talk to parents/search for scholarships/work/look into
Start a College Application file folder parent loans /check sofa cushions
Begin to file applications: Pay attention to DATES Attend Scott’s Financial Aid Workshop (FAFSA)
Keep copies of EVERYTHING you send to a college DECEMBER
Line up recommendations only if needed! Use FAFSA worksheet to PREPARE for online FAFSA
Request transcripts to be sent to colleges you apply to Get FAFSA form from college or on-line
Attend college fairs JANUARY
OCTOBER/NOVEMBER FAFSA available on-line @ www.fafsa.gov
Begin a checklist on your College Application folder Get all financial records (taxes) in order (make copies)
Pay attention to DATES Complete FAFSA (make copies) by FEBRUARY 1, if possible
Do you need to re-take/take the ACT? FEBRUARY/MARCH
Are you going EARLY DECISION? Attend Scott’s Financial Aid Completion Night
Keep grades up for first term report card Review Student Aid Report (SAR) carefully
DECEMBER/JANUARY Review financial aid packages offered by your colleges
Finish regular decision applications APRIL
Rank the schools to which you have applied Compare financial aid packages from your colleges
FEBRUARY Contact your college’s financial aid offices if you have any
special financial aid circumstances
Ask registrar (Ms Jones) to send 2nd term transcript Make sure you meet all financial aid requirements and
Visit schools where you have been accepted, if needed Notify your colleges of any private scholarship awards
Make FINAL decision and mail deposit to ONE school MAY/JUNE
Notify (in writing) all other schools that accepted you Analyze your first year college expenses and make a
If wait-listed, let college admissions office know that BUDGET
you are still interested (If you are) Check banking options in your college’s town
MAY-JUNE NOTE: The college search/financial aid process is an exciting,
GRADUATE!!!!!!! scary and frustrating time for parents and students. Please
contact me if you have questions. I may not have an answer, but
Request final transcript to be sent to your college/NCAA
will help you find an answer. Mrs. Ison
Follow procedure for college housing and orientation
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