Paying for College
College and University Scholarships
Always check the scholarship pages of the Colleges to which you are applying. (hint, hint: most scholarship money goes through the Colleges and Universities so check there first)
Check out the link below for information on the scholarships offered by local businesses and organizations, exclusive to Springville High Graduates. (hint, hint: these are the least competitive scholarship available)
National Scholarship Searches
Use a Scholarship Search Engine to filter the thousands of Scholarships available down to the ones for which you are most likely to qualify. Four popular search engines are linked below. (hint, hint: while these are the most competitive Scholarships, this is also the best way for Juniors and Sophomores to begin looking for scholarships.
Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
Federal Aid includes but is not limited to
- Work study
Every college bound student should complete the FAFSA because:
- Many colleges require the FAFSA to qualify students for all possible scholarships
- A students dependent status may change while they are in college and may qualify for more government aid at that point.
- Students can practice filling out a complicated government form with help from their parents.
To complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), you will need:
- Your Social Security Number
- Your Alien Registration Number (if you are not a U.S. citizen)
- Your federal income tax returns, W-2s, and other records of money earned. (Note: You may be able to transfer your federal tax return information into your FAFSA using the IRS Data Retrieval Tool.)
- Bank statements and records of investments (if applicable)
- Records of untaxed income (if applicable)
- An FSA ID to sign electronically.
If you are a dependent student, then you will also need most of the above information for your parent(s).