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The start of the Financial Aid Calendar is January 1st of the student’s JUNIOR YEAR of High School. This is the tax return that Financial Aid will be looking at. If adjustments need to be made, we need to make those adjustments before the Financial Aid clock begins to tick.

   

IF NOT A SENIOR:

Visit schools, take SAT’s and /or ACT’s.

IF A SENIOR:

Complete all apps. by October 31st, or earlier. Complete all applications.

OCTOBER:

Applications and essays into Guidance.
Letters of recommendation, transcripts.

JANUARY:

Financial Aid forms filed for each school by each school’s deadline. (FAFSA, CSS, Institutional).

MARCH:

Financial Aid Award Package received from each school.

MARCH/APRIL:

Regular decision schools decide whether student is accepted or not. 2-3 weeks later letter to parents detailing what the financial aid awards are for each school.

APRIL/MAY:

Appeals. This is the time we can go to a school and ask for a stronger aid package.

MAY 1st:

$100-$500 non-refundable deposit to the school of choice. Holds dorm room and class space.

AUG-SEPT:

Off to College!!

Every year, the process repeats itself, because each year, your circumstances can change.

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