• Financial Aid & Scholarship Information

  • FAFSA and other Resources

    The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is the main application used to apply for federal or state-supported financial aid to pay for a college education.

    FAFSA Opens October 1st annually for the current senior class.

    The Georgia Student Finance Commission is another helpful resource.

    CSS Profile is a separate financial aid application that is used by nearly 400 colleges, professional schools, and scholarship programs that award non-federal aid.

    Check the list of participating colleges to see if the CSS Profile is required to apply for institutional financial aid.

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  • Seniors (2022) and parents can now set up their FSA IDs ahead of 2022-2023 school year. Before FAFSA Opens October 2021.

    Be mindful of the Federal FAFSA Deadline June 30, 2022

    Students and parents are REQUIRED to create FSA IDs 

     Choose the correct FAFSA Form

     

     

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  • Tips for Filling Out FAFSA

    While filling out your FAFSA form, make sure you...

    • Have your username and password (FSA ID) ready.
    • Double-check your information is correct before you submit.
    • Don't close your browser until you see a confirmation page.
    • Print or save your confirmation page.
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  • 7 Things You Need Before Filling Out the 2022-2023 FAFSA

    Seniors (2022), if any family income has changed since your parent/guardian 2020 Tax returns, please contact the college or university financial aid office concerning a possible "Financial Aid APPEAL." 

    *If the student will be attending college early (Summer Semester) the FAFSA 2021-2022 application would need to be completed as well. 

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  •                                                As with the FAFSA, the CSS Profile is available October 1 every school year.
                                   CCS Profile can be completed by domestic,  international or undocumented students.
    **Access to None federal aid or scholarship dollars

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  • Scholarships can be found everywhere. AVOID SCAMS! You should never pay for help to find money for college.

     

    College & Universities

    College and Universities represent the largest source of scholarships for students attending college. Scholarships amounts vary! Check the financial aid and scholarship resources posted on the college you would like to attend. 

    • President Scholarships
    • Merit Based Scholarships
    • Departmental Scholarships
    • First Generation Scholarships
    • Endowed Scholarships

    Additional Scholarships Resources

    • Community resources (community foundations, civic associations, social and professional clubs, fraternal organizations {e.g., Elks, Moose, Kiwanis, Sertoma}, patriotic and veteran's organizations, local trust funds)
    • Parent's and student's employers
    • Faith-based organizations (churches, temples, mosques, etc.)
    • Extra-curricular organizations (4-H, Boy/Girl Scouts, musicians' organizations, civic theaters, etc.)
    • Volunteer and community service scholarships (nominated through schools and youth organizations)
    • Hospitals or other health service providers 
    • Local businesses

    SENIOR CLASS:

    Financial Aid Award Letters are typically found in your college school portal, following your acceptance with your assigned log in information. However, depending on the college they could mail them as well.

    Please check with the financial aid department for inquires.

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  • Georgia Student Finance Commission

    GSFC Georgia Student Finance Commission. GAfutures: Explore. Plan. Succeed.

     

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The Cooke Foundation College Scholarship Program

  •        FREE Scholarships Search Engines

     

    Below are a few of the best ones we've found.  Remember, you should never pay for anyone to help you find scholarships.

    Scholarships vary in many different ways: merit, ethnicity, disability, race, vocational interest, sports, clubs, degree or programs intent, organizational interest and so many more. Leave no stone unturned during your scholarship search. 

         Class of 2023 Potential Scholarships  High School Juniors Scholarships

    REMINDER: Never use your school email address when applying for scholarships. Graduation day, your school email account will be deactived!!!!



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