Start your scholarship search early – many are available for juniors, plus many scholarships for seniors have deadlines in the fall of your senior year. In January of your senior year, we can help you submit the FAFSA which is the first step in determining your eligibility for financial aid.
Congratulations to Olivia Halverson of Brandon, senior at Brandon High School, who was surprised today with her $1,000 Get2College [...]
Tip of the Week
Advice from Dr. Kamper Floyd, Jackson Get2College Center Director: April is a continuation of the financial aid process that you started in January. Now that the FAFSA is complete, you should be expecting financial aid award letters from the schools you listed on your FAFSA. Each letter should contain information about your merit based scholarship, federal grants or loans, state grants, and other need-based grants from the institution (if you qualify for them). Remember to judge each letter the same way. Colleges don’t format the letters in the same way, so be careful when comparing them. If you have questions about your award, call the school’s financial aid office and speak with a counselor; counselors are there to help you through this process. Just remember that April is one of their busiest months–be kind and courteous on the phone, and you’ll be more likely to get the answers you are looking for. Don’t be surprised if you have to wait to talk to a counselor or if a counselor has to call you back.