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How much is college really going to cost me?

How much is college really going to cost me?. Parent Engagement Conference February 9, 2019. Araceli Moreno Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center Financial Aid, VA and Scholarships Coordinator. Elizabeth Dodd Ysleta Independent School District

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How much is college really going to cost me?

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  1. How much is college really going to cost me? Parent Engagement Conference February 9, 2019 Araceli MorenoTexas Tech University Health Sciences CenterFinancial Aid, VA and Scholarships Coordinator Elizabeth DoddYsleta Independent School District Ysleta Education FoundationCoordinator of Ysleta Scholarships

  2. Why College?

  3. What to look for in a college? Use the College Scorecard to compare colleges: Academic programs available Review graduation rates Enrollment Tuition costs Average salary after graduation Student body demographics

  4. Success in College

  5. YISD Class of 2018 2,897 graduates 79% applied for financial aid 39% applied for scholarships 1,519 (52%) students received funding towards their college education

  6. YISD Class of 2018

  7. Cost Comparison

  8. How do we apply for Financial Aid? • Apply online: • Mobile app: myStudentAid • Application available beginning October 1st • Texas priority deadline is January 15th

  9. TASFA • Texas Application for State Financial Aid • Financial aid for students who are foreign/non-citizens but are classified as a Texas Resident • search: TASFA • TASFA priority deadline is January 15th • Submit application and all required documentation to every college that the student is considering to attend

  10. Did you know? • 82.7% of all college students received some sort of financial aid • More than $185 billion in aid is available • On average, it takes 24.13 minutes to complete the FAFSA from start to finish *Source: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statics. 2015-2016 National Postsecondary Student Aid Study

  11. Reminders • Texas priority deadline for FAFSA or TASFA is January 15th • Must apply to qualify for aid • Always check your emails for updates/notifications • It is never to early to start planning for college • Always ask questions • Avoid any websites that charge you to complete the FAFSA… the FAFSA is FREE

  12. Scholarships from 250+ colleges nationwide • Scholarships available to all high school students as early as 9TH GRADE • Why wait…start earning scholarships now! • Earn scholarships for: • getting an A in a course ($100 - $1,000) • getting a B in a course ($50-$600) • participating in school clubs or sports ($25 - $250) • plus much more! • Raise.Me is FREE to use for students! So far this year…over $309,000,000 earned

  13. Scholarship Do’s & Don’ts • Do plan ahead • Do stay organized • Do apply to a variety of scholarships • Do ask questions – see your Go Center Specialist! • Do continue to apply throughout college and beyond

  14. Scholarship Do’s & Don’ts • Don’t get overwhelmed • Don’t ignore small awards • Don’t fall for scams • Don’t wait until the last minute to apply • Don’t assume that you don’t qualify!

  15. Scholarship Announcements • Twitter • Guidance & Counseling Scholarship Website • search “Scholarships” •

  16. Available Scholarship Opportunities

  17. Activity Time 1. Financial aid award that you don’t have to repay, usually based on need Grant nargt FAFSA 2. Form you must complete to be eligible for federal student aid AFSAF NO 3. Do students have to have all A’s to qualify for a scholarship? Yes or No

  18. Activity Time 4. The four types of financial aid available are: Loans work-study grants scholarships nsalorwko-tdyus tsangrlicphrasoshs False 5. Scholarships are only for U.S. Citizens True or False True 6. Students can apply for scholarships as early as elementary school True or False

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