College Financial Aid & Scholarship Opportunities

Many families are rightfully concerned about the cost of college and want to begin exploration early to find information on the possible scholarship, grants, and financial aid opportunities.

Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
The FAFSA is available on October 1st. Parents and students use tax information from the previous year to complete the application which is used to determine financial aid for college. This form must be submitted every year and should ideally be submitted by the deadline established by each college or university. Please check schools' individual websites for more information on deadlines.

A select group of colleges and universities require that families complete a CSS PROFILE to receive more information in order to determine eligibility for nonfederal financial aid. If your student is applying to a school that requires the CSS PROFILE, they should complete it in addition to the FAFSA. For a list of participating schools, please click here.

Local Scholarships
Each year, we receive information regarding many local scholarships. As we receive them, that information will be posted in Naviance.

Scam Alert: Beware of "amazing opportunities for the billions of dollars of scholarships that go unclaimed". If you think something is too good to be true, it very well might be. Companies/websites that invite unsuspecting parents and students to a presentation only to try to convince them to sign on to their service (for a fee) to complete their FAFSA forms are not real. The first word in FAFSA is "free". The FAFSA is a free application and can be completed with relative ease online.

The following is a list of scholarship websites that can be of help to families: