Scholarship and Financial Aid Information
"Free" financial aid includes scholarships and grants, money you do not have to repay for college. To receive scholarships and grant money, you will need to complete applications and meet deadlines.
Scholarship information is available through many sources. There are many scholarship sources online. Many scholarships and particularly local ones are available through the guidance office. Current scholarship opportunities are posted in the school newsletter and posted on the bulletin board outside of the guidance office. A notebook of scholarships is also located in the guidance office. Also, be sure to check with the financial aid office at colleges or universities. They often have their own scholarship opportunities that they offer their students.
CURRENT Scholarship Opportunities
For more information, please log into your Naviance account, click on Colleges > Scholarships and Money > Scholarship list.
Online Financial Aid search sites
Financial Aid Scams
1. Please warn your parents and students of a company called the National Merit Scholarship Group, they charge $75 for scholarships and are a SCAM.... They are posing as National Merit Scholarship Corporation out of Illinois who is a LEGIT scholarship source. I just spoke to their scholarship director and they are planning legal action against the scam artist for copyright infringement and other charges.
- College Scholarships.org
- Sallie Mae
- Christian Connector- Free Christian college information service as well as a $2,500 Christian College scholarship drawing.
- You Can Deal With It - Provides practical advice about paying for college and managing your debt.
Financial Aid Night/FAFSA Completion Night
A Financial Aid and FAFSA Completion Night by a PHEAA representative is being held at the Midd-West High School on Thursday, October 25th starting at 5:30 pm.
Marla Kane of PHEAA (Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency) and the PA 529 Treasury Department will be available to assist families in completing the FAFSA form which is required for students to receive financial aid for college expenses. More information will be available closer to the date.
Never pay a fee to complete the FAFSA (FREE Application for Federal Student Aid) and that the CORRECT website is www.fafsa.gov
FAFSA (Federal Financial Aid Form)
To qualify for student financial assistance college-bound students will need to submit a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) on or after October 1, 2016. The FAFSA is a form that all parents must complete for students to be eligible for ANY state or federal financial aid. Please keep in mind that colleges have varying deadlines for financial aid. Please see the Related Files section below for a FAFSA Tipsheet that explains the basics on how to complete and file the FAFSA.
In order to complete the FAFSA online, you must sign the FAFSA. Seniors and their parents need to register for a FSA ID#. Click here to register for your FSA ID online.
FAFSA4Caster- The FAFSA4Caster website allows the parents of high school underclassmen to receive an early estimation of federal student aid eligibility.