Apply for Aid
All colleges require the FAFSA (Free Application Federal Student Aid). FAFSA applications will be available in the Guidance Office in November/December and cannot be sent in until after Jan. 1, 2007. Cost: FreeFAFSA On The Web:
Use the Internet to complete an electronic Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Information is sent directly to the Department of Education's Central Processing System (CPS). The CPS will determine student eligibility for financial aid within 72 hours after receiving the completed application. FAFSA on the WebHelpful Financial Aid Websites:
- Financial Aid Information Page - Rich offerings on everything from scam alerts to scholarship sources.
- The Student Guide - Financial aid primer from the U.S. Dept. of Ed., plus FAFSA links.
Some colleges require the PROFILE. The PROFILE is a personalized financial aid application for each college you are seeking aid from. If you have narrowed down your choices and are sure where you are applying for aid or are applying Early Decision, you can register for the PROFILE at any time but at least three to four weeks before the earliest deadline. PROFILE registration brochures are available in the Guidance Office.
Register for the PROFILE: Cost: $5.00 registration; $18.00 processing and reporting to each school
- Connect to College Board Online
- Click on CSS Profile
Some schools will have you fill out their own institutional financial aid form. Fill out when applying to school.