Use this link https://collegescorecard.ed.gov/ to evaluate the college you are hoping or intending to attend. It has a lot of great information and tools!
**Where are the Scholarships?
The largest amount of scholarship money is awarded directly from the college or university. This is the best (and easiest) place to start when searching for scholarship opportunities. We encourage you to visit the websites of each college you are applying to learn about their scholarship/grant opportunities and need-based aid. Pay close attention to the due dates and whether there is an additional application requirement to be considered for merit-based scholarships. Many institutions also require you to complete the FAFSA and/or the CSS profile to be considered and may also have a deadline.
The Net Price Calculator – a tool every school has available on its website. https://professionals.collegeboard.org/higher-ed/financial-aid/netprice
How to read Financial Aid Letter: https://www.consumerfinance.gov/paying-for-college/compare-financial-aid-and-college-cost/
Compare Up to Three Schools - https://www.nasfaa.org/uploads/documents/Aid_Offer_Comparison_Worksheet_2020.pdf
Student Loans Search: https://www.credible.com/ is a resource to help search for the best rate for student loans and which terms students are eligible for.
Here’s a site that has several recordings and/or slides with great information: https://www.studentchoice.org/national-webinar-recording/
- Student Loans – the time has arrived
- How to Find Scholarships
- Deciphering your financial aid letter
- Student Loans to fill the gap
Additional helpful resources:
"Opportunities" Preparing for College Workbook 2022-2023
Filing the FAFSA
What do I need to Complete the 2022-2023 FAFSA?
FAFSA Tutorial for 2022-2023
Understanding the Cost of Student Loan Borrowing - Slide Presentation (August 2020) - also available on presentation page
Paying for College Resources - There are videos, articles and helpful information pieces.
NASFAA Student Aid Reference
Scholarship Tracking Spreadsheet
How to Avoid Scholarship Scams
6 College Scams to Watch For
"Don't Get Scammed" from 2018
The College Financing Plan from the U.S. Department of Education
College help for homeless students: Click this link for more information.
Wise planning, excellent organization, good research, quality applications, and dedication to pursuing your college education all contribute to you obtaining the funds you will need to attend college.
How to Apply for Local Scholarships*
- Please read the scholarship requirements and select the scholarships for which you qualify.
- *Please pay attention to how scholarships are to be submitted.
Transcript Requests for scholarships - Scholarship Transcript Release Form Students are asked to download their TRANSCRIPT from StudentVue under "documents" for scholarship applications. If the donor requires an official transcript, please complete the above form and submit it to Mrs. Wales in the College & Career Center.
BWHS and LCPS Scholarships
2022-23 BWHS Scholarships: by due date
2023-24 BWHS Scholarships: by due date
2022-23 Loudoun County Wide Scholarship List: alphabetical
Scholarships and Financial Aid Websites
Scholarships that do NOT require US Citizenship or Residency Click HERE for a list
Best Colleges and Scholarship Information for Military Dependents Click here
Scholarships that DO NOT require United States Citizenship
Resources for Immigrant Students 2021
https://myscholly.com/ (small fee to use, was featured on SharkTank)
www.collegefund.org (Native American)
www.gmsp.org (Gates Millennium Scholars)
www.ocanatl.org (Asian American)
American Red Cross Scholarships and Awards for Youth Volunteers https://redcrossyouth.org/scholarships/scholarships-and-awards-for-youth-volunteers/
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