Scholarship Info

 
Review the entire Senior Information Guide.  The checklist below is an abbreviated version of the one you will find in the guide.  You will also want to check out
General Scholarship Information, Current Scholarship Update, and College Planning Tips
 
CHECKLIST FOR YOUR SENIOR YEAR
 
August
  • request the letters of recommendation you will need for scholarship and admission applications
  • when you take the SAT or ACT test, be sure to code the application for the college(s) you are considering
  • continue to take a challenging course load; schools will check your final transcript
September
  • keep a calendar of deadline dates
  • explore options for scholarships and financial aid
  • plan to mail college applications no later than November 1
October
  • contact the financial-aid offices of your prospective colleges and request additional applications they may require
  • if you have decided on a specific major, check with that academic department for possible freshman scholarships awarded from the department
November
  • make note of deadlines for notifying your school of your attendance plans as a deposit may be required
December
  • finish your semester with good grades - colleges want to see a strong academic transcript for the senior year
January
  • file the FAFSA online between January 1 and March 10 for state and federal financial aid at www.FAFSA.ed.gov
February
  • SAR (student aid report from FAFSA filing) should be sent to you between February and April; be sure to review carefully and follow instructions
March
  • finalize college decisions, notify the institution's admissions office, notify all other institutions to which you applied but will not attend
  • keep tabs on state aid awarded on the ssaci website:  www.ssaci.in.gov/student
May
  • review financial aid information for your school; report any private grants or scholarships you have been awarded
  • submit FAFSA corrections by May 15
June
  • confirm that your final transcript has been sent; confirm that your admission packet and information are complete

 

 

 
 

 

 
 

 

 
 


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