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High School Seniors Timeline
- Male students over 17 years of age should register with selective service to be eligible for federal and state financial aid. You may register on line www.sss.gov.
- Keep a file for all the paperwork you submit to the college.
- Register for a PIN at www.pin.ed.gov for you and your parent. This will enable you to electronically sign your FAFSA application.
- Search for private scholarships and grants. We recommend the scholarship web search Fastweb, www.fastweb.com. Check with your parent’s employers and local organizations for scholarships.
- Compile end of year financial records for financial aid application.
- Complete your taxes as soon as possible to support your financial aid applications.
- Submit your completed Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at www.fafsa.ed.gov.
- Fill out school-specific financial aid forms by the deadlines specified.
- Respond quickly to college requests for additional information.
- Your Student Aid Report (SAR) will arrive within four weeks of submitting your FAFSA.
- Send in your deposit by May 1st to hold your awards.
- Stay on top of important deadlines at your chosen college (housing, financial aid, enrollment, etc.)
- If you were awarded student loans, complete the entrance counseling on line (insert link under Entrance Counseling)
- Sign your loan promissory note on line www.studentloans.gov.
- Ensure your high school forwards your final transcript to your college.
- Make sure your account has been paid so that your classes will not be cancelled.