Financial Aid

Financial Aid

FAFSA & CSS Profile

Free Application for Federal Student Aid – FAFSA – fafsa.ed.gov

Students and their parents must complete the FAFSA in order to be eligible to receive federal financial aid.  Students and parents can apply for a Federal Student Aid ID – FSA ID -, but cannot complete the FAFSA until after October 1 of a student’s senior year in high school and every year thereafter.  For more information visit fafsa.ed.gov.  If you need help completing the FAFSA, check out these videos for some valuable tips: FAFSA:  Apply for Aid

What types of financial aid are available by completing the FAFSA?  Check this out:  https://www.usnews.com/education/best-colleges/paying-for-college/articles/an-ultimate-guide-to-understanding-college-financial-aid

College Scholarship Service Profile through CollegeBoard – CSS Profile Online

This is an online application through the CollegeBoard that collects information used by almost 400 colleges and scholarship programs to award financial aid from sources outside the federal government.  Not all colleges/universities/scholarships require this application so be sure to check your colleges’/programs’ information to determine whether they require the CSS Financial Aid/PROFILE.  A list of colleges that require the PROFILE from at least some of their applicants can be found by clicking on list of participating colleges on the CSS PROFILE Homepage.

Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE)

Students who are residents of WICHE states are eligible to request a reduced tuition rate of 150% of resident tuition at participating two- and four-year college programs outside of their home state.

The WUE reduced tuition rate is not automatically awarded to all eligible candidates. Many institutions limit the number of new WUE awards each academic year, so apply early!

WICHE members include: Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota, Utah, Washington, Wyoming, and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands.

Visit their website for more information: wiche.edu/wue

Source: Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education
http://www.wiche.edu/wue

SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

PRIVATE SCHOLARSHIPS

Everything You Need to Know About Winning a Scholarship:  If you need help in understanding the scholarship process, this web site will provide a thorough overview of how to apply and earn the scholarships you apply for:  https://studentloans.net/scholarships/

EFSVV and FRCC Partnership Scholarship:  The Education Foundation for the St. Vrain Valley and the Front Range Community College Foundation have joined in partnership to offer scholarships to students from the St. Vrain Valley School District area who plan to attend Front Range Community College.  Up to ten $1000 scholarships will be awarded annually.  You can download the application at http://www.efsvv.org/programs/student-scholarships.  The scholarship can be applied for anytime throughout the year.

WACE National CO-OP Scholarship: 195 merit scholarships totaling $4.5 million are offered annually to students admitted to one of the eleven sponsoring institutions listed on their web site, www.waceinc.org.  Visit their web site for more information about schools and deadlines.

Key Thinkers Scholarship:  The Key Thinkers Scholarship (“Scholarship”) awards academically qualified students with a $2,500 USD Scholarship to one (1) eligible recipient (“Recipient”) once every academic term (coinciding with the application schedule below), to one (1) eligible recipient (“Recipient”). There will be a total of four (4) Recipients of the Scholarship per academic year. The sponsor (“MoneyKey”) offers the Scholarship to post-secondary students who demonstrate outstanding academic achievement. This is an opportunity for students to be a voice in the growing conversation about financial responsibility.  For more information and the quarterly deadlines throughout the year to apply, visit https://www.moneykey.com/scholarship.php.

Redfin Scholarship:  This $2,500 scholarship is a way for Redfin to help one student on his or her journey through higher education.  The scholarship application period will occur twice yearly with awards delegated in both the Spring and Fall. The Spring application period is from November 1-January 31 of each year. The Fall application period is from May 1-July 31 of each year. Complete the following form within the designated application periods.

Eligibility

  • Legal U.S. resident
  • Eighteen years of age or older
  • Graduating high school senior or current freshman, sophomore, or junior in college attending an accredited university or college
  • Cumulative, unweighted GPA of 3.5 or above on a 4.0 scale

For more information, visit https://www.redfin.com/resources/scholarship

Create-A-Greeting Card $10,000 Scholarship:  Each year, in the spirit of Christmas, a $10,000 scholarship is awarded to a student who submits a painting, drawing, or photograph that the judges deem most worthy of being made into a greeting card.  For official rules and deadlines, visit https://www.gallerycollection.com/greetingcardscontests.htm.  

MENSA Foundation Scholarship:  The Mensa Foundation Scholarship is offered to students enrolled in an accredited US institution of post-secondary education for the Fall term every academic year.  The annual application period is open from September 15th through January 15th.  Members of American Mensa as well as non-members are invited to apply.  Applicants are required to submit an essay to be considered (grades, academic program, and/or financial need are not included in the final determination of scholarship recipients).  All applications are completed online at mensafoundation.org/scholarships.

Alert Magazine Scholarship:  Alert Magazine awards a $500 scholarship for student’s with minimum 2.5 g.p.a., plans to attend college after graduation, and willing to share a personal encouter about drug and/or alcohol abuse. For more information and to apply, visit http://alertmagazine.org/scholarship.php.

Altech Design Scholarship:  This $750 scholarship opportunity is open to students pursuing any major at an accredited institution. The winner will be awarded $750 to pursue their education. Please apply by 7/15/19 by filling out our application form on our website athttps://www.altecdesign.com/#web-scholarship.

Scholarship Scams – Federal Trade Commission

consumer.ftc.gov/financialaid

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