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  2. 2. Twenty-first Century Scholar Affirmation Form• The online form will available in January at The paper affirmation will also be available in your guidance office.• If attending an alternative high school, provide the name of the high school that will issue your high school diploma.• Be sure to provide your expected high school graduation date. 2
  3. 3. Affirmation Verification• A number of Affirmation Forms will be randomly selected for verification. You will be notified by mail if your Affirmation Form has been selected for verification.• If selected, you must comply with the verification request in order to receive the scholarship. 3
  4. 4. To Use Twenty-first Century Scholarship•Graduate from Indiana high school with overall C average (2.0 orhigher on a 4-point scale).•Submit your signed Twenty-first Century Scholars pledgeaffirmation by March 10 of senior year.•File for state and federal financial aid by completing and submittingthe Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by March 10.Make any required corrections by May 15th. File FAFSA by Marchdeadline and make corrections by May deadline every subsequentyear.•Apply for admission and institutional financial aid at the Indianacollege you will attend by the deadline for each college.•Enroll as a full-time student & maintain Indiana residency (asdetermined by the permanent residency of your parent or legalguardian).•You have one year to activate your scholarship and eight years tofinish using it. 4
  6. 6. Applying for Financial Aid The three types of Aid: -Federal Aid -State Aid -Institutional Aid 6
  7. 7. APPLICATION PROCESS• Submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) prior to the college or state deadline, whichever is first – SSACI receipt date deadline is 3/10/2012• To ensure maximum consideration for federal, state, and college aid, check information from each school to determine: – Required application materials – Application deadlines 7
  8. 8. Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)• Collects family’s personal and financial information used to calculate the student’s Expected Family Contribution (EFC) • Calculates also Parental Contribution (PC) • Calculates also Student Contribution (SC) • EFC = PC + SC• May file the FAFSA in one of two ways: • FAFSA on the Web at – Parents and students must get a PIN at before filing FAFSA on the Web – Helps to complete pre-application worksheet as well • Paper FAFSA 8
  9. 9. FAFSA on the Web: 9
  10. 10. To Register for a PIN 10
  11. 11. Avoid fafsa.comAnd any other service thatcharges to file, track orexpedite the FAFSADon’t pay for information andapplications that are FREE! 11
  12. 12. FREE ASSISTANCE WITH THE FAFSA College Goal Sunday: February 12, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. (check with your school guidance office for closest site) Free Publications: (usually in the Guidance Office) FUNDING YOUR EDUCATION FAFSA online worksheet FAFSA – paper copy Free Application for Federal Student Aid website: 1-800-4-FED-AID (1-800-433-3243) Online at (click on Financial Aid in the Information Center box) 12
  13. 13. Applying for Federal and State Aid 3. Review/Correct SAR1. Complete FAFSA Check for accuracyWHAT YOU NEED: Submit corrections - Social Security card & drivers license by May 15 - W-2 forms - Federal income tax return SAR will contain the EFC (Expected (student & parents) Family Contribution) - Records of other untaxed income 4. Review Financial - Bank statements & investment records - Business & farm records Aid Award Letter - Alien registration card Schools to which you have applied - FAFSA online worksheet (if filing online) will send a FinancialIndiana Deadline – Received by March 10 Aid Package3-4 days to process online Including grants,4-6 weeks to process snail mail loans, and work-Will send SAR (Student Aid Report) to family studies.2. Complete Institution’s application 5. Pick One School;or PROFILE, if required by the school notify the others 13
  14. 14. FAFSA Processing Results• CPS – Central Processing Service – notifies student of the FAFSA’s processing results by: – Paper Student Aid Report (SAR-white with blue stripe) if paper FAFSA filed and student’s e-mail address was not provided – SAR Acknowledgement if filed via FAFSA on the Web and student’s e-mail address was not provided – By email otherwise!• Check the SAR or on-line as soon as notified• DON’T WAIT! 14
  15. 15. Sample Student Aid Report 15
  16. 16. SSACI Programs Frank O’Bannon Grant – full time only  Higher Education Award (HEA)  Freedom of Choice Grant (FOC)  Academic Honors Diploma and Core 40 Enhancements Supplemental Grants to the Frank O’Bannon Grant  Twenty-first Century Scholarship – full time only  National Guard Supplemental Grant – part time & full time  Student cannot have both! Part Time Grant Program  Less than 12 credit hours per semester  Only available at public and independent colleges 16
  17. 17. Special Programs Mitch Daniels Early Graduation Scholarship  Must graduate a year early – application required Hoosier Scholar Award  Academic - must be nominated by high school counselor Robert C. Byrd Honors Scholarship Program  Academic - application required Minority Teacher and Special Education Services Scholarship  Work commitment - application required Nursing Scholarship Program  Work commitment - application required Work-Study Program  Usually summer - application required Child of Veteran & Public Safety Officer Supplemental Grant Program  For children of disabled veterans or public safety officers killed in the line of duty - application required 17
  18. 18. March 10, 2012FAFSA Receipt Date DeadlineFAFSA On The Web• Get a PIN first (student and parent)• Complete Pre-Application Worksheet (on- line format different than paper)• Print and mail signature page if necessary• Print and keep a copy of the confirmation page• Make sure to create and submit FAFSA, not just create and save 18
  19. 19. EDITS OR CORRECTIONS TO THE FAFSA & STATE AID When you receive your Student Aid Report(SAR), review it and make any requested or required corrections. These may be made online atCheck to see if you have corrections required by the state at ALL CORRECTIONS MUST BE MADE/RECEIVED BY MAY 15! 19
  20. 20. MAY 15, 2012 Edit Correction Receipt DeadlineEdits posted on-line for student to see at eStudent Go eStudent!• SSACI sends state aid eligibility information to student’s first choice college indicating which edits apply• It is the student’s responsibility to correct edits• Necessary corrections must be in the hands of the federal processor by May 15th, 2012. 20
  21. 21.• List all likely colleges on FAFSA• Make sure correct college is first choice on the FAFSA• Can change first choice college at eStudent -But chosen college must be on the FAFSA too!• Can change address at eStudent• Can reprint award notice at eStudent• Can see all edits (‘issues’) at eStudent 21
  22. 22. eStudent Login 22
  23. 23. Grant Example from 2009-10 Full need student with a PC = $0 School/ Frank Maximum O’Bannon Twenty-first Award Century BothIUB grants$8,600 $4,200 $4,400 combined(approximate tuition) Approximate award Approximate award areButler maximum$7,584 $6,000 $1,500 possible(actual $29,246) Approximate award Approximate award awardsIVTSC$3,100 $2,400 $700(approximate tuition) Approximate award Approximate award 23
  24. 24. … Another Example from 2009-10 No need student with a PC = $20,000 School/ Frank Maximum O’Bannon Twenty-first Award CenturyIUB$8,600 $0 $8,600(approximate tuition) (approximate award)Butler$7,584 $0 $6,306(actual $29,246) (maximum 21st award)IVTSC$3,100 $0 $3,100(approximate tuition) (approximate award) 24
  25. 25. TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY SCHOLARSHIP• Covers tuition only, not Room & Board, books, etc.• Guarantees 100% tuition at public colleges and at Ivy Tech Community College• Pays partial tuition at private or independent colleges• Pays partial tuition at approved for-profit specialty or proprietary schools• Provides up to 8 semesters of tuition assistance toward an undergraduate degree 25
  26. 26. High School GPA Requirement• Twenty-first Century Scholar students must graduate high school with a cumulative high school grade point average (GPA) of 2.0 or higher on a 4-point scale.• High school guidance counselors will report your GPA to the Twenty-first Century Scholars program. 26
  27. 27. SAT/ACT• Can register online at: SAT: ACT:• Test fees for the SAT may be waived once as junior and once as senior. Waivers for the ACT require letter from school counselor and may/may not be approved. 27
  28. 28. ACT Testing Information 2011-2012 ACT Testing/Registration2010/2011 Test Dates Regular Registration Late Registration Deadlines Deadlines (fee applies) October 22, 2011 September 16, 2011 September 17 – September 30, 2011December 10, 2011 November 13, 2011 November 5 – 18, 2011February 11, 2012 January 13, 2012 January 14 – 20, 2012 April 14, 2012 March 9, 2012 March 10 – 23, 2012 June 9, 2012 May 4, 2012 May 5 – 18, 2012 28
  29. 29. SAT Testing Information 2011-2012 Testing/Registration2011/2012 Test Test Regular Late Registration Dates Registration Deadline (fee Deadline applies) 10/01/2011 SAT & Subject 09/9/2011 09/21/2011 Tests 11/05/2011 SAT & Subject 10/07/2011 10/21/2011 Tests 12/03/2011 SAT & Subject 11/08/2011 11/20/2011 Tests 01/28/2012 SAT & Subject 12/30/2011 01/13/2012 Tests 03/10/2012 SAT only 02/10/2012 02/24/2012 05/05/2012 SAT & Subject 04/06/2012 04/20/2012 Tests 06/02/2012 SAT & Subject 05/08/2012 05/22/2012 Tests 29
  30. 30. What is the difference between the ACT and SAT?• The ACT is an achievement test, measuring what a student has learned in school. The SAT is more of an aptitude test, testing reasoning and verbal abilities.• The ACT has up to 5 components: English, Mathematics, Reading, Science, and an optional Writing Test (needs to be taken if required by the college(s) you are applying to). The SAT has 3 components: Verbal, Mathematics, and a required Writing Test.• The SAT has a correction for guessing. That is, points are30 taken off for wrong answers. The ACT is scored based on
  31. 31. SELECTING A COLLEGE OR SCHOOL Things to consider:What is your eventual career goal?Which school is the top choice for this kind oftraining?Which school will provide the best financial aidpackage?What are alternate schools in case I can’t get intomy top choice? ALWAYS HAVE A PLAN B! 31
  32. 32. INCENTIVES FOR SCHOLARS •List of colleges that accept the Twenty-first Century Scholarship•Waiver of application fees or other incentives for scholars•Click on Eligible Colleges – list is alphabetical by name of school 32
  33. 33. SIX SIGNS OF A SCHOLARSHIP SCAMScholarship guaranteed or your money backYou can’t get this information anywhere elseMay I have your credit card or bank account number to hold this scholarship? We’ll do all the work. The scholarship will cost some money You’ve been selected…You’re a finalist 33
  34. 34. SATISFACTORY ACADEMIC PROGRESS & FINANCIAL AID First-year college students will be required to meet “satisfactory academic progress” as defined by their college. Sophomores will be required to maintain at least a 2.25 GPA College juniors and seniors must maintain at least a 2.5 GPA beginning Fall 2013. 34