FINANCIAL AID & SCHOLARSHIP INFORMATIONFinancial Aid Night:Scholarship InformationThroughout the year the Counseling Center receives information for local & national scholarships in addition to specific scholarships for colleges/universities. For your convenience, we compile this information every week in "SHOW ME THE MONEY" (our weekly counseling newsletter). To access "Show Me the Money", please click on the "Show Me the Money" Link to the left. You can also sign up to receive this newsletter by email each week by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.Financial Aid InformationAttending an educational institution after high school can be expensive. DO NOT automatically disregard an institution because of the price tag. There are a multitude of financial aid opportunities available. We are committed to disseminating all of the information we receive on financial aid. Be aware of the following avenues to obtain information and encourage your senior to take advantage of all that is available.·“Show Me the Money” is published weekly listing current scholarships available in the Counseling Center.·La Plaza: Scholarship and Financial Aid Guide for Latinos in Indiana (2015)· Heritage Fund, The Community Foundation of Bartholomew County offers many local scholarships. Information can be found at www.heritagefundbc.org.ISM College Planning is a free resource for students and parents looking for help with college planning and financial aid. At ISM College Planning, we help families understand how to wisely fund college to get the education they need without unnecessary debt. www.ISMCollegePlanning.org· “Learn More Resource Center” is Indiana’s pre-k to college connection. We highly recommend this website for students and parents to assist financial aid. www.learnmoreindiana.org· Internet scholarship searches are available on-line that are free and very thorough.· Local scholarships: Many churches, businesses, and professional and social organizations offer scholarships to employees and members. Make yourself aware of these possibilities. Most of these do not come through the school.· FAFSA: To apply for federal, state, and educational institution monies, the student and parent MUST complete the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid). These applications will be available in the Counseling Center the end of December. The forms must be post-marked after January 1 and received by federal processing by March 10th. Deadlines: Some institutions may have deadlines earlier than March 1. No state awards will be made to FAFSA forms received by federal processing after March 10th.· CSS Profile: Some educational institutions may require the CSS Profile for their financial aid. This form is also available in the Counseling Center.· Institution Financial Aid form: Some institutions will have an addition form to the FAFSA. These forms will either be included in the application packet or the institution will forward the form after application has been submitted.
CAUTION: There are many programs that offer “Scholarship Searches for a Price.” The cost may vary from $30 to $1000. You can receive the same information through the Counseling Center, internet search, the public library, or Learn More Indiana for FREE.