by Taylor Rhyman
If you are a senior and have a tendency to put everything that is important off until the very last minute then this is the article you have been waiting for.
As college acceptance emails and letters start flooding through, you may be starting to realize that you are going to have to somehow, someway, pay for your education. Luckily for you, fellow procrastinator, you have a TON of resources that you may not have known exist.
Let’s start with FAFSA. Now if you are a student at Tulare Western you have heard about FAFSA, unless, of course, you are living under a rock. Wh
en your counselors and teachers get on to you about applying for FAFSA, they are looking out for your best interest. Basically it is a form that you can fill out to apply for federal grants, loans, and work-study funds for college. The U.S. Department of Education, provides more than $150 billion in student aid each year. The application is free, so whether you think you can get money or not, it does not hurt to apply.
For more info: https://fafsa.ed.gov/index.htm
Personally, I had absolutely no clue where to find scholarships, especially local scholarships. Well after a quick trip to my counselor, shout out to Mr. M, I have the scholarship plug.
Naviance is an amazing resource that we ALL need to take advantage of. On Naviance you can email your counselor, look for jobs, find ways to get money for college, and so much more! This sounds like a super cheesy ad, but I promise I would never lie to you.
With that being said let me show you how to find some scholarships on Naviance.
Start by logging in and clicking on the tab that says COLLEGES.
Then scroll down to the section that says SCHOLARSHIPS AND MONEY.
These links will take you to about a million different sites where you can apply for scholarships. Start RIGHT NOW because deadlines are sneaking up on us, and graduation is right around the corner.
If all else fails, and you are stressed to the max, don’t be afraid to reach out to your teachers and counselors! They are here to help! Good luck, go get your money!!