The Student Guide - This government publication is one of the best, most concise and well organized explanations of the financial aid process anywhere. Check it out to find out the answers to all your financial aid questions!
FAFSA PIN - Before you can apply for financial aid online, you need to register for a Personal Identification Number (PIN) for you and your parents. This serves as you electronic signature when you fill out the FAFSA online.
Seniors: If you plan to start college in the fall of 2010, you and your parents need to submit a FAFSA between January 1 and March 1, 2010 for optimum results.
FAFSA On the Web They promise quicker turnaround time if you fill out the FAFSA on the web. It's a good idea to pick up a hard copy of the FAFSA in the counseling center so you know ahead of time what information they are going to require.
Title IV School Codes - You'll need these school codes when you fill out the FAFSA. Very quick way to the code numbers!
FAFSA Help - Here you will find all the answers to your questions about filling out the FAFSA.Education Quest - They provide this superb local website. If you have any questions about financial aid, this is the place to start. Call their Kearney office (1-800-666-3721) to ask questions or a person can make an appointment for FAFSA help.
Midwest Student Exchange Program
If you are interested in attending schools in states surrounding Nebraska, be sure to check out this program to save money!
Selective Service Registration
In order to receive any government backed loans, all 18 year old males must register with the selective service. Might as well do it now!
University of Nebraska - Omaha: http://www.ses.unomaha.edu/finaid/scholarship_info.php
University of Nebraska - Kearney: http://www.unk.edu/offices/financialaid.aspx?id=13772
Wayne State / Chadron State / Peru State http://www.nscs.edu/Scholarship/NSCS%20Scholarship%20Info.html
Northeast Community College: http://www.northeast.edu/PS/Financial_Aid/scholarships.php
If you are interested in another college, go to their website and search for scholarships. This should get you to the sites similar to the ones listed above.
Free Scholarship Searches on the Web!!!
FastWeb.com - This is a free scholarship search site. You fill out an online profile and they look for scholarships that fit your profile. They give you a "mailbox" and as time goes by they'll put scholarship applications (or letters about them) in your mailbox. Pretty cool deal!
Attached is a list of scholarship that have come through the guidance office and their deadlines.