Understanding Financial Aid is covered in detail in this comprehensive PDF by ACT entitled Financial Aid: Paying for College and University
For information regarding the FAFSA, (Free Application for Federal Student Aid), see the links below. Click here to go to the official FAFSA website.
Personal Identification Numbers (PINs) for the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) do not expire and may be used for several years. Parents can use their own PIN to apply for all of their children. The PIN is considered an electronic signature, so it should be safeguarded and not shared with anyone. If your PIN gets lost or stolen, revisit the www.pin.ed.gov website to apply for a new PIN.
How Do Students and Parents Learn about College Admissions, Financial Aid and Scholarships?
- Course Work — exploring career interests and working on college admissions requirements
- Information shared by classroom teachers, coaches, sponsors, school counselors and administrators
- OEHS announcements, bulletin boards, scholarship notebook, OEHS website, program planning guide and college and career center
- On-campus college visits, college representatives visiting students at OEHS, guest speakers, college night, area college fairs and programs, on-line resources (including Career Cruising) and college/university websites
- Parent information meetings and parent newsletter
Students have the responsibility of completing admissions applications, financial aid applications and scholarship applications completely, neatly and on time.