Financial aid information is available in the College Counseling office. Your counselor will be glad to discuss financial aid with you and your parents. Most financial aid is awarded on the basis of need, and most financial aid programs rely upon one or more of the need-analysis systems. The most commonly used system is the CSS Profile service, which requires detailed information about family income, assets, expenses, and indebtedness.
All federal financial aid is based on a similar form, the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Many colleges require an additional form of their own as well. For most students, it will be necessary to submit two forms in order to apply for financial aid: the CSS Profile and the FAFSA. These forms are available online. If you will need financial aid, please contact the financial aid offices of the college or university to which you will apply. The financial aid office at the institution will outline in detail the steps you should follow. Detailed information is also available online at each institution’s website.
The best sources of scholarship information for students and parents are the colleges to which the student is applying. Parents and students should investigate thoroughly what scholarships are available at each institution to which the student applies.
In order to participate in college athletics at the Division I and Division II level and receive athletically based financial aid, students must register with the NCAA Eligibility Center and meet academic and amateurism eligibility standards.