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Fall 2013 Regional Financial Aid Nights
Transcript of Fall 2013 Regional Financial Aid Nights
A UHEAA Presentation
UHEAA Community Outreach
Apply by filing the FAFSA!
Preparing for Scholarships
What Work-Study Gives You:
Financial aid benefits
Relevant work experience
Apply by checking the "I'm interested in Work-Study" box on the FAFSA!
MUST BE REPAID!
Know your loans!
Federal or private?
Subsidized or not?
What is it?
The application to find out:
When do I apply?
Available January 1, 2014 for 2014-15 school year
Where can I apply?
Where can I learn more?
FAFSA Completion Events:
DIY FAFSA Kit:
After the FAFSA...
Turn in forms
your college may require
Review & compare
your award "letters"
which college to attend
financial aid offers from that college!
Parent lost a job
Medical expenses not covered by insurance
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:
Ways to Save
Savings or CD account
Super Short Essay Scholarship!
1. Complete & return your
2. Go to
to upload a 500 word essay
Who should apply?
to go to college
This is Morgan.
Applied for: 25
"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
"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
"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
"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
"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!