FAFSA Opens Today!

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How will you pay for school?

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid opens today. You will need your 2019 taxes to complete the application.

Remember that this the how you will find out if you qualify for grants, workstudy and student loans for college.

Everyone should apply even if they do not think they will get any grants. Many schools and scholarship require that you apply.

If you need help applying, please see Ms. Dangerfield in the Counseling Office.

Click the link here to get started.

Click the link here to sign up for your FSA ID which you will need to sign the application.

FAFSA and College Applications

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Here we are halfway through the school year already! If you have not completed your FAFSA and/or your college applications you still have time to do so.  Utah State University, University of Utah and Weber State are all still accepting applications, the scholarship deadlines have just passed.

Dixie State University scholarship admission deadline-March 1st
Dixie State University Financial Aid deadline-June 1st

Salt Lake Community College scholarship application deadline-February 1st
Salt Lake Community College Financial Aid deadline-April 15th

Snow College scholarship application deadline-March 1st
Snow College Financial Aid deadline-June 1st

Southern Utah University scholarship application deadline-March 1st
Southern Utah University Financial Aid deadline-May 1st

Utah Valley University scholarship application deadline-February 1st
Utah Valley University Financial Aid deadline-Year round

If you need help with any of this, come see Mrs. Dangerfield in the Counseling Office.

 

 

How are You Paying for College?

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Scholarships? Grants? Savings?

Paying for college is a daunting task and one that is easily procrastinated. It happens every year that we have students that truly want to go to school, but have not figured out HOW they are going to make it happen.

Scholarships are a great way to pay for school, but they take work. Often times, this is the biggest hurdle students run into is finding the time. Writing essays, listing leadership, community service, this all takes a lot of time. But, it can truly pay off. Watch those deadlines and rather than waiting till the last minute, work on it a bit every week until its done. I have watched many kids take the time to do this and little by little, they were able to help pay for school.

FAFSA (free application for federal student aid)  is another big one that many people think they simply do not qualify for. Many don’t qualify for grants, but this also how you can qualify for workstudy (a job on campus) or student loans through the government. No one really wants to go into debt for school, but what better investment than yourself? If you have not completed your FAFSA, do it today!

Get a job, use your my529 plan, join the military. These are all ways you can pay for college as well.

No matter how you decide to pay for college, don’t put it off! Don’t wait until April to decide that you need to apply for scholarships or apply for FAFSA. By that point, most scholarships have been awarded and many financial aid deadlines have passed at the colleges and universities. Even if college is not for you, remember that the Utah technical colleges accept FAFSA. Get a certificate, a two year degree, a four year degree or more, just do something.

Need help? Mrs. Dangerfield or your counselor in the counseling office wants to help you get where you want to go. Don’t wait!

US News article on overlooked ways to pay for college.

FAFSA Completion Night

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Utah College Application Week is already a booming success! We have had so many students apply to college today and we are only one day in. It is so exciting to see everyone applying to college, tech schools and researching what they want to do after high school.

Tomorrow is the FAFSA Completion Night from 5:00 until 7:30, so remember to come and complete your FAFSA if you haven’t already.  Wondering what to bring?

  • Social security numbers (for parent and child)
  • Tax information for 2018 (you can import this info from the IRS while you are here)
  • Income information
  • FSA ID

If you do not have your FSA ID, please click here to sign up for one. Both the student and the parent will need one to sign the application electronically.

See you tomorrow, and please contact Mrs. Dangerfield with any questions.