RVHS Senior Workshop 2014. Provided by: Robert Vela High School Financial Aid Office. The L egacy of E xcellence C ontinues. COLLEGE…… WHERE DO I START???????. Step #1: Start with a RESUME. A resume template can be found on: http://edinburg.vela.schooldesk.net/
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Things to Consider:
Applytexas.org: Start application ASAP
Application Fee: Application Fee Waivers Available
Essays: 2-3 Essays; Usually Topics A, B & C
Transcript: Must include Class Rank/GPA/ School Seal/ Expected Graduation under Program: Distinguished/Recommended
Highly Recommend: A Resume, College Transcript if (dual or concurrent enrollment courses taken); Residency Affidavit or Recommendations.
Additional Requirements: Copy of permanent resident card (for US permanent residents).
Note: Students may apply to most universities before they have received ACT/SAT test scores.
Students must make sure to complete all admission application requirements for all schools F. A. S. T.!!!!
YOU MUST HAVE ALL OF THIS INFO INTHE COLLEGE ADMISSIONS OFFICE ON OR BEFORE THE DEADLINES – NO EXCEPTIONS!!!
Free fee application waivers are available to qualifying students
Make sure they are registered with the NCAA Clearinghouse Organization!
Universities Use Testing Information for:
Payment: $29 check or money order to NES
No Waivers Available
TAKS – Exit Level Scores
Check with your counselor if you are exempt from taking the THEA exam
Some colleges/universities do not accept the TAKS exemptions and may request higher scores on THEA to place you out of remedial classes
Plus Writing: $50.50
(Waivers available for free)
You are only allowed two fee waivers for each exam even if you registered and did not show up for an exam!!!!!!
$21-$25 test date change
2 ACT Fee Registration Waivers
2 SAT Fee Registration Waivers
The big scholarships are awarded by the universities!
What do they look for?
Current Scholarships EHS Deadline
Make your Scholarship Stand Out!
Include a Cover Page
Federal & State Grants
Student & Parent Loans
Free online government application can be used for universities and colleges nation wide
Used to apply for Grants, Work Study and Loans
Funds are awarded to HS graduates upon registration of courses
Seniors 2013 will complete FAFSA in the spring 2013
Cost of attendance $14,000
Financial Need $11,000
Review your Student Aid Report SAR
Submit Verification Worksheets, if requested by university. Follow up ONE week later.
If no Verification Worksheet is required, an award letter will be sent to you. Review this letter and follow up with your university to accept or deny award.
Additional Financial Aid Document used by selective schools to award students
Application online at http://profileonline.collegeboard.com
Recommended priority deadline: February 1, 2011 unless otherwise stated by university