How to Finance Your College Education
**Remember to complete the FAFSA application after January of your Senior Year!! Go towww.fafsa.ed.gov for more information**
Need Based Aid:
Grants: PELL, SEOG, SSOG, ULF, etc. Grants are like scholarships, you don’t need to pay them back.
Loans: Perkins and Stafford Loans are low interest student loans available to those who qualify under federally established guidelines.
Work Study: The work study program is also federally funded and provides part time on campus work opportunities from 5 to 20 hours per week.
Merit Based Scholarships:
Academic: Usually based on ACT/SAT scores and cumulative GPA.
Private: Businesses, civic groups, private endowments offer scholarships based on a variety of requirements. WHS counseling emails some of these to your school email—check it weekly!
Leadership: Based on student leadership—requirements vary widely.
Talent/Departmental: Music, Theatre, Dance, Math, Science, Athletics, etc. Contact individual departments at the Universities.