Scholarship and Financial Aid Information
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Federal Student Aid - College Preparation Checklist
State of Connecticut - Department of Higher Education - Student Aid @ www.ctdhe.org
CT Higher Education Trust (CHET) 529 College Savings Program @ www.aboutchet.com
The U.S. Department of Education's office of Student Financial Assistance announced that the Free Application for Federal Aid (FAFSA) will be available online beginning October each college school year. You may apply using the FAFSA form@ https://studentaid.gov/h/apply-for-aid/fafsa
Students will be able to list up to ten schools on the online FAFSA.
The CSS/PROFILE can be completed in October of a student's senior year. If you are applying early admission to a school that requires a PROFILE, complete the form as soon as possible @ www.profileonline.collegeboard.com
Wilton Student Financial Aid Committee, INC.
Founded in 1959, this non profit group provides assistance to WHS graduates who may not be able to further their education due to financial need. Awards are based solely on need as determined by an outside consultant. Your application is not reviewed by the WSFA committee members. A completed application consists of a copy of parents and students most current tax return (completed), application form and a financial aid transcript. WSFAC requires a financially responsible cosigner. Application Deadline April 15 each year Application and information @ www.wsfac.org/
CT Department of Higher Education-Student Financial Aid in Connecticut @ www.ctohe.org/sfa/
Connecticut Residents Eligible for Tuition Break at Out-of-State New England Public Colleges
If the major you want to study is not offered by any of Connecticut's state colleges or universities, you may be able to attend an out-of-state college at sharply reduced tuition.
The New England Board of Higher Education's Regional Student Program (RSP) provides a substantial break on out-of-state tuition to Connecticut residents enrolled in certain programs offered by state colleges and universities in Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island or Vermont.
The RSP tuition rate reflects a significant break on an institution's out-of-state rate.
All of New England's 78 public two-year and four-year colleges and universities participate in the RSP, offering more than 700 undergraduate and graduate degree programs at reduced out-of-state tuition.
The RSP, established in 1957, not only saves students and their families thousands of dollars in college tuition, but also saves taxpayers millions of dollars by enabling the six New England states to share educational resources and avoid duplication of costly academic programs at public campuses.
NEBHE is a nonprofit, congressionally authorized agency whose mission is to promote greater educational opportunities and services for residents of the six New England states.
A catalog is available online at www.nebhe.org , or in print from the New England Board of Higher Education, 45 Temple Place, Boston, MA, 02111. Telephone 617-357-9620, E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
ROTC - Armed Services Scholarships
Air Force Reserve Officers Training Corps (ROTC)
Army Reserve Officers Training Corps (ROTC)
United States Coast Guard Academy
United States Marine Corps
United States Merchant Marine Academy
Navy Reserve Officers Training Corp (ROTC)
The SLM Holding Corporation (Sallie Mae) offers the following "advice lines" for parents and students:
College Answer Service @ 1-800-891-4599. Financial aid counselors answer questions and provide details on grants, loans, scholarships, work-study programs and application procedures.
Parent Answer Service @ 1-800-891-1410. Counselors discuss the federal Parent Loan for Undergraduate Students (PLUS); you can determine your eligibility and apply over the telephone.
The Web site Sallie Mae offers information on financial aid as well as online loan applications and interactive calculators to estimate the Expected Family Contribution.
Federal Student Aid (FSA) @ www.studentaid.ed.gov
Online Direct Loan Master Promissory Note @ @ http://studentaid.ed.gov/fafsa/next-steps/accept-aid/mpn
Online Loan Consolidation @ www.loanconsolidation.ed.gov
National Student Loan Data System @ https://nsldsfap.ed.gov/nslds_FAP/
The FTC maintains an "awareness" Website that promotes familiarity with scholarship providers that recently used scams to lure students and parents. Click here for further information.
Federal Loan Servicers
A loan servicer is a company that handles the billing and other services on your federal student loan. The loan servicer will work with you on repayment plans and loan consolidation and will assist you with other tasks related to your federal student loan. It is important to maintain contact with your loan servicer. If your circumstances change at any time during your repayment period, your loan servicer will be able to help.
- FedLoan Servicing (PHEAA)
- Great Lakes Educational Loan Services, Inc.
- Sallie Mae
Not-For-Profit (NFP) Members of the Federal Loan Servicer Team
- Aspire Resources Inc.
- EDGEucation Loans
- Granite State – GSMR
- KSA Servicing
- VSAC Federal Loans
More information @ http://studentaid.ed.gov/repay-loans/understand/servicers