College Access

Most colleges require students to submit either the SAT or ACT. Juniors and Seniors, work with your PrepNext counselor to determine when to take which test.

(F)ree (A)pplication for (F)ederal (S)tudent (A)id

FAFSA is an application for government financial aid, including both loans and grants. The application gives colleges and the government a simple look at how much your family is expected to contribute to your education. Colleges and outside scholarship programs require students to submit their FAFSA in order to apply for any type of additional aid.

So you completed the FAFSA, and were selected for verification....

During verification, the college financial aid administrator asks for additional documentation, such as income tax returns, W-2 statements and 1099 forms, to verify the data that was submitted on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Verification helps colleges confirm the accuracy of the information submitted on the FAFSA. Nearly all PrepNext students are selected for Verification. Reach out to your PrepNext counselor if you have any questions!

In the spring of senior year, PrepNext high school counselors work closely with students and families to review and understand the financial aid award letters from colleges. We’ll help you make the best college decision for your family.

Sample financial award letter