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Fall 2013 Regional Financial Aid Nights

Regional Financial Aid Night Presentation for Fall 2013
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UHEAA Outreach

on 10 June 2014

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Transcript of Fall 2013 Regional Financial Aid Nights

Financial Aid &
Scholarship Night
A UHEAA Presentation
Grants
Questions?
The FAFSA
College Savings
Student Loans
Scholarships
Sumiko Martinez
Michelle Riddle
UHEAA Community Outreach
Anna Decker
Contact Us!
outreach@utahsbr.edu
facebook.com/uheaa
twitter.com/uheaa
blog.uheaa.org
Free Money!
Pell Grant
$5,645 maximum
Apply by filing the FAFSA!
www.fafsa.gov
Deadline
Preparing for Scholarships
Application
Essay
Letters of
recommendation
Double Check
Work-Study
What Work-Study Gives You:
Flexible hours
Usually on-campus
Financial aid benefits
Relevant work experience
Apply by checking the "I'm interested in Work-Study" box on the FAFSA!
Any
student loan
money received
MUST BE REPAID!
Know your loans!
Federal or private?
Subsidized or not?
What is it?
The application to find out:
Which
federal aid
How much
of it
When do I apply?
Available January 1, 2014 for 2014-15 school year
Where can I apply?
www.fafsa.gov
Where can I learn more?
FAFSA Completion Events:
facebook.com/uheaa
DIY FAFSA Kit:
uheaa.org
Your
school counselor
After the FAFSA...
Turn in forms
your college may require
Review & compare
your award "letters"
Choose
which college to attend
Accept
financial aid offers from that college!
What if...
Parent lost a job
Medical expenses not covered by insurance
Parents divorced
You cannot get your parents' financial information
Any other unusual situations?
What if I need...
Contact your college's financial aid office!
To learn more:
borrowwisely.org
Ways to Save
UESP.org
Savings or CD account
UIDAN.org
Super Short Essay Scholarship!
1. Complete & return your
Golden Ticket
TONIGHT
2. Go to
facebook.com/uheaa
to upload a 500 word essay
Who should apply?

Everyone
who wants

to go to college
Fall 2014
This is Morgan.
Applied for: 25
Won: 6
$51,860
Advice:
"The more applications you
fill out and submit, the greater your odds of receiving something."
Advice: "Most importantly, start early. Use your better judgment in selecting those scholarships for which you should apply, but apply for as many as you feel may pay off."
This is Ariana.
Applied for: 5
Won: 3
$12,800
Advice:
"My teacher...taught me to keep at it and keep giving it my all, because someday it will pay off."
Advice: Don't procrastinate - but if you do, know that it's never too late to apply for scholarships!
This is Brady.
Applied for: 10
Won: 6
$44,000
Advice:
"What you put into getting scholarships is what you will get out of it. Scholarships won't come find you."
Advice: "I took the ACT seven times and improved my score by seven points...look at it as a game that can be mastered."
This is Fernando.
Applied for: 13
Won: 5
$122,000
Advice:
"Walking into the counseling office, I felt overwhelmed. But if I had never asked for any help, I wouldn't have known where to start."
Advice: Use the resources available to you, and ask for help if you aren't sure where to begin.
This is Austin.
Applied for: 18
Won: 6
$8,300
Advice:
"Scholarships often have similar questions and your previous answers...can be slightly changed and submitted."
Advice: Get organized and keep all application materials for potential future use.
Example: Nordstrom Scholarship
1. Find out about it
2. See if you're eligible
3. Do the work
4. Send it in!
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