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Financial Aid & Scholarship Information

Financial aid is money to help pay for college or career school. Aid can come from

Besides financial aid, you also should think about what you can do to lower your costs when you go to college.

“Types of Federal Student Aid” Video

Check out this video to learn about grants, loans, and work-study jobs and how they can help fund your education. (Captioning available in English and Spanish; just start the video and click on the CC symbol at the bottom.)

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Aid and Other Resources From the Federal Government

The federal government offers a number of financial aid programs.

Besides aid from the U.S. Department of Education (discussed below), you also might get

The U.S. Department of Education awards more than $120 billion a year in grants, work-study funds, and loans to more than 13 million students. Federal student aid covers such expenses as tuition and fees, room and board, books and supplies, and transportation. Aid also can help pay for other related expenses, such as a computer and dependent care. Thousands of schools across the country participate in the federal student aid programs; ask the schools you’re interested in whether they do!

Federal student aid includes:

  • Grants—financial aid that doesn’t have to be repaid (unless, for example, you withdraw from school and owe a refund)
  • Loans— borrowed money for college or career school; you must repay your loans, with interest
  • Work-Study—a work program through which you earn money to help you pay for school
     

Try This Resource
FAFSA4caster—A financial aid calculator that gives an early estimate of eligibility for federal student aid.

Apply for federal student aid using the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®) form. And remember, the first F in “FAFSA” stands for “free”—you shouldn’t pay to fill out the FAFSA form!

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Aid From Your State Government

Even if you're not eligible for federal aid, you might be eligible for financial aid from your state. Contact your state grant agency for more information.

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Aid From Your College or Career School

Many colleges offer financial aid from their own funds. Find out what might be available to you:

  • Visit your school’s financial aid page on its website, or ask someone in the financial aid office.
  • Ask at the department that offers your course of study; they might have a scholarship for students in your major.
  • Fill out any applications the school requires for its own aid, and meet the deadlines.

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Aid From a Nonprofit or Private Organization

Many organizations offer scholarships or grants to help students pay for college. This free money can make a real difference in how affordable your education is.

Source: Federal Student Aid

RaiseMe


Colleges on RaiseMe offer micro-scholarships to empower every student to define their own path to a four-year degree and celebrate the wide-ranging set of achievements that prepare students to succeed in college, career, and beyond.

You can start applying for scholarships as early as 9th grade!!


How does RaiseMe work?

 

Discover College: Learn more about which colleges could be a great fit for you, see the micro-scholarships they’re offering, and share that you’re interested, by hitting the “Follow” button (for each school).
 
Add Your Achievements: Complete your RaiseMe Portfolio by adding each of your course grades, club involvement, sports, volunteer activities, and more.
 
Earn Scholarships for Your Achievements: For each achievement, you'll earn a micro-scholarships from colleges you’re Following, the sum of which you'll be awarded when you attend that college.

 

Visit raiseme.com to get started!

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Additional RaiseMe Resources:

Scholarships:

https://growth-resources.s3.amazonaws.com/BTS+2019/RaiseMe+Flyer+One+Pager.pdf

5 Easy Steps to sign up for RaiseMe:

https://growth-resources.s3.amazonaws.com/BTS+2019/5+Steps+To+Get+Started+With+RaiseMe.pdf

How Students feel about RaiseMe:

https://growth-resources.s3.amazonaws.com/BTS+2019/StudentTestimonial_Digital.pdf 

What are Micro-Scholarships?

https://growth-resources.s3.amazonaws.com/BTS+2019/Educator_Overview_1Pager.pdf



The Ultimate FAQ to Applying for Scholarships: https://www.conqueryourexam.com/faq-for-scholarships/