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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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get your packets and information received
*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”

FAFSA on the Web / Review

Scholarships – What, Where and How

Program Updates


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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 Facts

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.

Where do the financial aid come from:

Federal Government

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

Private Sources

Businesses, Churches, Charitable organizations

Scholarships are given

Deadlines and eligibility varies

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FAFSA on the WEB

Free Application for Federal Student Aid

Website: http://www.fafsa.ed.gov

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)

*Example only

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Can you get them right?

FA Review & Quiz


Need-based Scholarships

Based on Financial Need

Usually will require financial information with application

Merit-based Scholarships

Based on Achievement

Usually will have minimum GPA and/or test score standards

What do I need to complete Scholarships?

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.

Where do I find scholarships?

Online Scholarship Search Websites




School Counselor – Local Scholarships

UBMS Senior Newsletter (Monthly)



UBMS Program Updates

2011 Summer Intent, due Feb 25th

ICCP Activities

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

Video Conferencing

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


The University of Texas at ArlingtonUpward Bound Math & Science CenterP. O. Box 19356, Arlington, Texas 76019Tel.(817) 272 2636 | Email.ubms@uta.edu

Final Questions

Thanks to all school administrators for your help!