Navigating Your Financial Future - Newsletter
This Newsletter is published by the Florida Department of Education - Office of Student Financial Assistance. Check out up to date information about financial aid.
Scholarship Bulletin 2016 - Updated 3/13/2017
Published by our guidance office. This lists all scholarships that our guidance office is aware of as well as where to find the applications.
Florida Financial Aid Application
Commonly known as the "Bright Futures Application". This application is for multiple scholarships and grants that are available through the State of Florida. The new application goes live on October 1 for the next academic year.
Free Application for Federal Student Aid - This application is REQUIRED for most institutions. The NEW application goes live on October 1 for the next academic year.
College Goal Sunday
Completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is the first and most important step in applying for financial aid. Receive personalized assistance at SJR State College on November 13, 2016 from 1-4 p.m.
How to avoid Scholarship SCAMS
The Federal Trade Commission has information about Scholarship Scams and how to avoid them. Click here to check it out!
A free scholarship search service that doesn't require any fee or account sign-up to search. Some unique features of this service include:
Entry Difficulty - They rank each scholarship on how hard it is to apply
Competition Level - They have developed an algorithm to evaluate how competitive a scholarship is
Days Left to Apply - Helps students to prioritize their applications by deadline to stay organized
Watch List - Students can set up a watch list so they can apply to a group of scholarships later
Applied - Students can mark the scholarships they apply to so they can keep track of funding they have applied for.
Raise.me is a platform that helps 9-12th grade students prepare for college by earning scholarships for their achievements in high school. Over 150 colleges and universities have partnered with Raise.me, and award micro-scholarships for both academics and extracurricular activities.
On Raise.me, students create a portfolio and select colleges they're interested in attending. As they add achievements to their portfolio - grade, club or sports participation, even college visits - they can see the micro-scholarships add up. Partner colleges assign a potential dollar amount to certain achievements, which shows students how much they'd be guaranteed in scholarships if they are accepted to that school. As long as students meet the college's eligibility requirements and any deadlines, and are accepted to the university, they can count on at least that much in scholarship awards on a per year basis. Check out the website for more details about Raise.me