The first step in the financial aid process is to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid or FAFSA. The FAFSA can be completed after October 1st of the year prior to the year you will be attending a post-secondary school. You should also check with your choice of schools for their individual filing deadlines. The FAFSA web worksheet is available online at www.fafsa.ed.gov
. The worksheet will assist you in gathering the financial information and documents necessary to properly complete your FAFSA. Students and/or parents will need to apply for a personal identification number or PIN through this website as well. The PIN will serve as your electronic signature when completing the FAFSA.
Be sure to use the website listed above. There is a similar site that ends in .com, which will take you to a site that charges a fee to complete the FAFSA for you. You do not need to pay someone to complete this form for you.
The following in a listing of the types of financial aid available:
Many post-secondary schools offer scholarships of their own. Call their financial aid office and ask. Also check for local opportunities by clicking on the scholarship link on our home page or by coming to the Guidance Office. New scholarships are announced and posted on the bulletin on Power School. Be sure to meet the deadlines and requirements when applying for scholarships.