Applying for scholarships is one of the best ways to ensure you get the education you need for your future career options. First step: Go online to the financial aid information section of Career Information System (CIS).
CIS has details and application information about thousands of financial aid and scholarship programs – all you have to do is sort, review and apply.
As college costs continue to rise and families find they need help paying for school, the search for financial aid becomes more important.
If you or your child needs college financial aid or funding for postsecondary education, now is the time to step up your search. February is Financial Aid Awareness Month in Idaho and across the country, and there are lots of resources to support your quest.
The application required at most colleges – FAFSA
The Free Application for Federal Student Aid is an essential form for requesting financial aid. A completed FAFSA is required for federal scholarship and loan agencies; most college and other postsecondary school financial aid offices. The sooner after Jan. 1 an application is received, the greater the chances are of receiving aid that’s given on a first-come, first-served basis.
Finding financial aid for school can be hard work, but don’t be intimidated! Free, reliable help is available.
First, go online to the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) site. Not only is this application required by federal aid programs, a great many other sources of aid, private and public, utilize it for processing requests.
Filling out and submitting this form is free. All you need are your or your parents’ 2013 tax information. Be sure to use the https://fafsa.ed.gov web address. Many sites charge a fee for “professional FAFSA help” but this is often an unnecessary expense and may put your personal financial information at risk.