Upward Bound Math & Science Center presents. 2011 Financial Aid Forum. *Get your packets and information received. Today’s Program Agenda Introduction / Welcome What is your dream/goal? “Let’s Explore” Financial Aid Facts Financial Aid Presentation – “The Details”
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Today’s Program Agenda
Introduction / Welcome
What is your dream/goal? “Let’s Explore”
Financial Aid Facts
Financial Aid Presentation – “The Details”
FAFSA on the Web / Review
Scholarships – What, Where and How
What’s your story?
What are your dreams (goals) for the future?
Think about 10 years from now…
Anyone want to share their dream…
What will it take-cost?
Cost vs. Benefit
The benefit of going to college far outweigh the cost
The more you learn, the more you earn…
Financial Aid is funds provided to students and families to help pay for postsecondary educational expenses
Last year (2009-10), there was $154 billion in financial aid awarded to undergraduate students.
Cost of attendance includes: (see handout)
Tuition, books and on-campus housing costs
Necessary expenses such as transportation, personal care, not paid to the college
All costs combined determines the cost of attendance for the college. Depends on the school.
Must have financial need
Awarded by applying through FAFSA every year enrolled
Awarded on basis of merit-scholastic and financial need
Utilize information from FAFSA
Businesses, Churches, Charitable organizations
Scholarships are given
Deadlines and eligibility varies
FAFSA on the WEB
Free Application for Federal Student Aid
Takes less time if completed electronically
FAFSA Snapshot – New look / Easier to use
Reference Handout Received
FAFSA Demo – Let’s do a mock application
Student:Cory Allen (Lincoln, Texas)
FA Review & Quiz
Based on Financial Need
Usually will require financial information with application
Based on Achievement
Usually will have minimum GPA and/or test score standards
Set aside some time
Have a HS transcript with you
Be ready to write essays/personal statements
Ask your parents for their recent tax return information
Have 2-3 recommenders in mind
Have patience, but know when the deadline is. Pace yourself.
Online Scholarship Search Websites
School Counselor – Local Scholarships
UBMS Senior Newsletter (Monthly)
2011 Summer Intent, due Feb 25th
January ICCP Due 28th, report cards due Jan 31st
February ICCPavailable next week
Missed Activities are due Feb 25th
OTA – Tutoring
Attend session at school/program if average below 81
Feb (Recording) – Feb 12th, Topic: TAKS / SAT Preparation
March (Live) – March 26th, Topic: Academic Bowl Prep
One-on-One Session, Feb 21-24th
2011 Bridge Application, due Feb 1st / Mar 1st
University Acceptances – http://www.uta.edu/ubmathsci
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Thanks to all school administrators for your help!