College, Scholarships & Financial Aid

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Financial Aid Information...

 Military Children Scholarship & Grant Opportunities:
 
Children of Navy/Marine Veterans & active duty personnel who are interested in a two or four year undergraduate education at an accredited institution. NMCRS Education Assistance Program: Interest free loans and grants range from $500 to $3,000 per academic year. 
For more information please click this link:
 

Students (under age 24) who are children of former, active or retired officers or active or retired enlisted military personnel are eligible to apply. Interest-free loans, MOAA's main program, are renewable annually for up to five years of full-time undergraduate study. Assistance is available only to students who have not yet earned an undergraduate degree. The interest-free loan and grant program provides $5,500 loans, which are renewable for up to five years of undergraduate study. Students (under age 24) who are children of former, active or retired officers or active or retired enlisted military personnel are eligible to apply. If such a child served in a Uniformed Service before completing college, however, his or her maximum age for eligibility will be increased by the number of years he or she so served, up to five years. Military academy cadets are not eligible for this program. Selected students must have a sponsor that is a PREMIUM or LIFE member of MOAA or if enlisted, a member of Voices for America's Troops. For more information, please click this link: http://www.moaa.org/loans/#Student-Loan-Programs

 


FINANCIAL AID LINKS


 

FAFSA

Federal Student Aid

Fastweb

Unigo

college board

Cappex

School Soup

Sallie Mae

Chegg

Scholarships.com

Air Force Academy

moneygeek.com

goodcall.com

www.AIE.org

Career One Stop

Vernon College

 


MINORITY FOCUSED RESOURCES


 

Black Excel

Best Colleges

Gates Millennium Scholars

Hispanic Scholarship Fund

Jackie Robinson Scholarship Program

Making College Affordable

Saludos Web

National Hispanic Health Foundation Scholarship Program

National Black Nurses Association, Inc. Scholarship Program

United Negro College Fund

 


TEACH FOR TEXAS CONDITIONAL GRANT PROGRAM


This is a Student Loan with cancellation provisions for teaching. The Teach for Texas Grant is received only after the student is accepted into the teacher education program.

PROGRAM PURPOSE
The purpose of the program is to encourage students to become certified teachers and to encourage these newly certified teachers to teach in a field having a critical shortage of teachers or in communities having a critical shortage of teachers.

AWARDS
The maximum amount that may be awarded in a lifetime of recipient is currently $10,752.  Annual awards will range from $3,584 to $10,752 based upon the applicant's anticipated program completion date as well as previous awards.

Please CLICK HERE for more information.

 


FAFSA
FAFSA CHANGES FOR 2017-2018


Typically, Seniors would wait to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) in January (2017) of their Senior year. However, the feds are making the FAFSA available much earlier on

OCTOBER 1 (2016) which is referred to as “Early FAFSA”.

They will use their already-completed 2015 income tax information, which is referred to as “Prior-Prior Year”, instead of having to wait to complete their 2016 tax returns.

MSU has information on their financial aid office website: MSU Financial Aid Information

This is extremely helpful to your students and parents since they are able to complete their financial aid process much quicker with tax return information that is already completed. 

 This allows the current FAFSA application cycle to align itself with college admissions application deadlines, which typically occur in the Fall as well.   

  • This will allow schools to begin processing FAFSA’searlier – MSU plans to begin processing FASFA’s in mid-November (2016) instead of mid-February (2017); This will allow schools to determine financial aid eligibility earlier

 


TEXAS CAREER CHECK


TWC is pleased to announced the launch of www.texascareercheck.com a new online tool that replaces Texas CARES and provides college and career exploration.

It allows you to collect career information and data by researching occupation titles, career clusters, Foundation High School Program endorsement areas, or keywords. You can also research any college or university in the U.S. by searching institution names, states or programs of study.

Visit www.texascareercheck.com and start exploring today!