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All, Financial Fit

Understanding College Financial Aid Awards

If you submitted financial aid applications (FAFSA and possibly the CSS Profile) along with college applications, then acceptances may come with financial aid awards. Sometimes colleges mail an actual letter, but they might also be in a section of the student’s application portal for each college. Financial aid includes grants (gift aid that doesn’t have… Continue reading Understanding College Financial Aid Awards

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Financial Fit, Military

ROTC Scholarship Board Dates 2022-23

Students often ask when they should submit their ROTC scholarship applications.  The short answer is to submit a strong and application early enough to be competitive when there are still many scholarships available. For many students, that means they need to be ready to submit complete packages by the beginning of October senior year. For… Continue reading ROTC Scholarship Board Dates 2022-23

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Financial Fit, Military

Changes to Air Force ROTC Scholarships (2022-23)

There have been several big changes to the Air Force ROTC scholarship program that affect who will be offered scholarships and how much money they will receive. These changes affect: Current high school students applying for Air Force ROTC scholarships in 2022-23 (for scholarships that start in Fall 2023) and future applicants to the HSSP.Rising… Continue reading Changes to Air Force ROTC Scholarships (2022-23)

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Learn About FAFSA

If you have a high school student, you might see articles each fall about FAFSA. Maybe you're wondering if you need to be worried about it. Maybe you are just wondering, "What is FAFSA?" Read on to learn about FAFSA, why it matters, and where to get help completing it. What Is the FAFSA? FAFSA… Continue reading Learn About FAFSA

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Financial Fit, Military

What Are ROTC Scholarships?

The Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC, often pronounced ROT-see) is a program to educate and train future US military officers at civilian colleges and universities. Students are simultaneously full-time college students and ROTC cadets or midshipmen. They take courses in military, air, or naval science alongside their other college classes. They also have regular military… Continue reading What Are ROTC Scholarships?