Financial Aid and Scholorships


    Student financial aid, is funding intended to help students pay education expenses including tuition and fees, room and board, books and supplies, etc. for education at a College or University 

    Merit-based aid

    Merit-based grants or scholarships include scholarships awarded by the college or university and those awarded by outside organizations. Merit-based scholarships are typically awarded for outstanding academic achievements and maximum SAT or ACT scores, although some merit scholarships can be awarded for special talents, leadership potential and other personal characteristics. Scholarships may be given because of group affiliation (such as YMCA, Boys Club, etc.). Merit scholarships are sometimes awarded without regard for the financial need of the applicant.

    Need-based aid

    Need-based financial aid is awarded on the basis of the financial need of the student. The Free Application for Federal Student Aid application (FAFSA) is generally used for determining federal, state, and institutional need-based aid eligibility.

    At private institutions, a supplemental application called the CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE may be necessary for institutional need-based aid.  Please check with each individiual institution for specific direction on what to fill out to be eligible for aid. 

    A list of Local and National Scholarships may be found on the Naviance Family Connection.  Helpful hints on navigating the list may be found below. 

    Please remember to check back in often as new scholrships are added each week.   

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