Planning for College

Be sure to check the Scholarship Opportunites (PDF copies of scholarships we've received) and Scholarship Resources (other scholarship information we have) for scholarship information!
Scholarship opportunities are on the daily announcements, in the scholarship basket in the library, and also on the Guidance Board.  Local Scholarships are passed out in senior classrooms.
 
Start early and take the time to research opportunities that are available.
 
College Comparison Worksheets and a Checklist for contacting/visiting colleges are available in the Guidance Office.
 
 
"THE FUTURE DEPENDS ON WHAT WE DO IN THE PRESENT" - Mahatma Gandhi

Ohio Means Jobs - https://jobseeker.ohiomeansjobs.monster.com/ - college/career planning  - includes career planning, in demand careers, career pathways, occupational searches and career profiles
Accredited Colleges - a list of Accredited Colleges in Ohio
College Basics - more information about college and the college application process
FAFSA  - Free Application for Federal Student Aid - www.fafsa.ed.gov
Ohio Board of Regents - the governing board for higher education in Ohio
ED.gov - the U.S. Department of Education website. There is some information about student loans here.
Fast Web - a resource for scholarships, student loans, and internships
College Board - resources for AP as well as searching for colleges
Fin Aid - a guide to financial aid
Sallie Mae - scholarship and student loan information
Federal Student Aid - www.studentaid.ed.gov
FAFSA4caster - free online calculator to give you an early estimate of your federal student aid to help you plan for college.
Occupational Outlook Handbook - www.bls.gov to research careers
O*Net - www.onetonline.org - research various careers
ASVAB Career Exploration - www.asvabprogram.com - career search
Ohio Means Jobs - www.ohiomeansjobs.com - career/college research
College App Map - www.collegeappmap.org - links to apps for students 9th -12th grades
College Board planning website - bigfuture.org,  provides students with college preparation material, articles on financial aid, the application process and finding the right college major.
Secrets to Winning a Scholarship - google for presentation.

CollegeCovered.com/Assist - information about college financial aid and scholarships.
 

NCAA Eligibility Center - If you are planning on participating in college athletics, you will need to register with the NCAA Eligibility Center as a part of your college application process.  ACT/SAT scores must be sent directly from the testing service.  Enter "9999" when registering for the ACT/SAT test scores to be sent to the NCAA directly.

NCAA websites for up to date information:   NCAA.org/eligibilitycenter
                                                                  NCAA.org/playcollegesports 


FINANCIAL AID NIGHT - Tuesday, October 25, 2016 at 6:30PM.
                                          YSU - Chestnut Room in Kilcawley Center
Learn the basics about applying for financial aid for college, and get direct assistance with online applications.  Register at www.ysu.edu/finaid/night.  The FAFSA should be completed by December 1, 2016. for priority processing.


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