Filling out the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) is the most important thing you can do to get your hands on need-based money to pay for college. The vast majority of students who fill out the FAFSA are eligible for some sort of federal financial aid and it is a requirement to qualify for the Promise Scholarship in West Virginia. Filling out the FAFSA can be somewhat complicated. But don't let that deter you from applying. Instead, lower your stress level by letting us help you fill out your form!
While most parents and students are aware of the need to complete a FAFSA form in order to receive financial aid, many often overlook an additional form that may be required by some universities. The College Board’s CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE® is an online application that collects information used by almost 400 colleges and scholarship programs to award financial aid from sources outside of the federal government. Check with the universities you are interested in to see if they require it. This form is much more involved than the FAFSA form. If just looking over the Profile form blows your mind, let us help you keep your sanity!
The majority of scholarship money comes directly from the colleges and universities themselves. Jamie thinks that this is the one place that families lose out on money for college because they miss deadlines. Students can spend precious time submitting outside scholarship applications which only account for about 2% of all financial aid. We help you find colleges that may be a good fit for your student and a good fit for your pocketbook!
Therefore, our scholarship searches are for those only offered by colleges. Jamie suggests registering with www.fastweb.com or www.scholarshipexperts.com if you are interested in outside scholarships.