Scholarships/Financial Aid

Report
Clark Magnet
High School
Senior Assembly
October 9, 2014
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National Merit
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National Merit Scholarship Semi-Finalist
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Ericka Shin
National Achievement Scholarship Semi-Finalist
 Sara Abdel-Azim
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National Merit
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National Merit Program – Commended Students
 Sara Abdel-Azim
 Elizabeth Abramyan
 David Agajanian
 Mary Agajanian
 Stepan Mouradkhanian
 Maya Ramamurthy
 Joshua Valerio
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Agenda
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Transcripts
College Application Process
College Entrance Exams
Personal Statement Guidelines for University of
California
ELC
Letters of Recommendation
Financial Aid
Q&A
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Handouts
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Transcripts
CSU Mentor
Personal Statement Guidelines
for University of California
Parent Authorization for Cal
Grant GPA Verification
Federal Student Aid Programs
College Application Timeline
Eligibility for Federal Aid
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Important Information
Online
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Senior Timeline
College Career Fair
Links to College Applications
Scholarship information
Financial Aid Workshop information
This powerpoint
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College Application Process
University of California (UC’s)
www.universityofcalifornia.edu/apply
California State University
www.csumentor.edu
August 1, 2014
October 1, 2014
November 1-30, 2014
March 1-30, 2015
May 1, 2015
July 1, 2015
July 15, 2015
Application Opens (UC’s)
Application Opens (Cal States)
Application Submission Period for Fall 2015
Notification of Fall 2015 Admission Decisions
Deadline to submit the Statement of Intent to Register
Final transcripts due for UC campuses
Final transcripts due for Cal State campuses
Meet all deadlines!!!
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College Entrance Exams
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SAT
SAT II Subject Test (optional)
ACT with Writing
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CSU Code 3594 (One code for all 23 CSU Campuses)
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Last chance to take exam is December of senior year
(Yes, colleges will accept it even though you have already turned in your application!)
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Don’t forget to ask the College Board to send your SAT
scores to the colleges of your choice
(If you do it when you take the test it is free. If you request is later you have to pay.)
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College Application Process
California State University
www.csumentor.edu
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California State University
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California State University
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California State University
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UC: The Personal Statement
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2 Prompts, students must address both
1,000 words total or less
View as personal interview on paper
Click on the
“Tips” box
www.universityofcalifornia.edu/admissions/how-to-apply/personalstatement/index.html
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The Personal Statement
Statement #1:
Describe the world you come from — for example, your family,
community or school — and tell us how your world has shaped your
dreams and aspirations.
Statement #2:
Tell us about a personal quality, talent, accomplishment, contribution
or experience that is important to you. What about this quality or
accomplishment makes you proud and how does it relate to the person
you are?
Additional Comments:
Use this space to tell us anything else you want us to know
about you and your academic record that you have not had the
opportunity to describe elsewhere in the application. Limit your
response to 550 words or less. This section can be bullet
points, it does not need to be in sentence format.
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What is ELC?
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The Local Context (ELC) program is designed to recognize the
academic accomplishment of students in light of their high school
environment.
How is ELC Determined?
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ELC identifies qualified students from among the top 9% of each
participating California high school using the student’s self-reported
academic record.
Applicants who meet the minimum course requirements and have a
GPA that meets or exceeds the benchmark GPA for their high school
are ELC.
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How ELC Status is Conveyed
ELC Status is Displayed:
• In the “Application Status” section after
submission of the admission application
Directions on how a student learns his or her
status:
• See questions in application tool prior to or
after submission
• In confirmation email after submission
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College Application Process
Private Colleges
Obtain a Green Folder from Mrs. Bondy
Snack/Lunch/Enrichment/After School
Most Private Colleges Use Common Application
www.commonapp.org
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Check for Application Submission Deadlines (vary by college)
Thoroughly complete student part of the application
Send an Invitation to your counselor to submit your school
report (sooner rather than later!!!)
Send an invitation to two teachers to submit a letter of
recommendation
Meet all deadlines!!!
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Other Important DEADLINES
November 7, 2014
November 1-30, 2014
December 1, 2014
January 1, 2015
February 1, 2015
February 13, 2015
March 2, 2015
Green folders due to counselors
Application Submission Period for Fall 2015
Application due to USC to be considered for financial aid
Filing period opens for FAFSA and Cal Grant Verification
FAFSA deadline for some private colleges
FAFSA deadline for public colleges
Deadline for FAFSA and Cal Grant GPA Verification
Meet all deadlines!!!
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Letter of Recommendation
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Scholarship organizations and private
colleges/universities ask for a letter of
recommendation from your counselor/teachers. To
better assist you with a letter you must:
 Complete Student Information Sheet aka Brag
Sheet. Available at ClarkMagnet.net (counselor
corner)
 Provide the completed Brag Sheet to your
counselor/teacher with plenty of time to prepare
your letter of recommendation
(that means more than 2-3 days).
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Paying for College
There are two types of Financial Aid
Gift Aid
Scholarships
Students should check with the institution if they need to
complete a separate application
Grants – Federal (FAFSA)
Federal Pell Grants
Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant
Grants – State (FAFSA or Dream)
Cal Grants A & B
Chafee Grant
Middle Class Scholarship (MCS)
CSU – State University Grant (SUG)
CSU – Educational Opportunity Grant (EOG)
Community Colleges – Board of Governor’s Grant (BOGG)
UC – University Grant
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Paying for College
There are two types of Financial Aid
Self-Help Aid
 Federal Work-Study (FWS)
 Federal Perkins Loan
 Federal Direct Loans
 PLUS (parent) Loan
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New: Middle Class Scholarship
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State scholarship for students with family income up to
$150,000 on a sliding scale
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UC and Cal State specific
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FAFSA and Dream applicants will be considered for eligibility
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Students must file a FAFSA/DREAM Application by March 2
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The MCS award will be reduced by any Federal, State, or
institutionally administered grants or fee waivers received
by the student
Student must maintain satisfactory academic progress
Paying for College
Student Loans
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Things to consider
 Interest rate, APR
 Fixed vs. variable
 Co-signer
 Fees
 Enrollment Requirements
 Payments, during school or after graduation
Shop around for loans, i.e. from schools vs. banks
Approximately 70% of students get some form of
financial aid
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Scholarships/Financial Aid
California State University
2014-15
Fees
Books &
Supplies
University of California
At Home
On
Campus
Off
Campus
$6,698
$6,698
1,719
1,719
2014-15
At Home
On
Campus
Off
Campus
$6,698
Fees
$13,300
$13,300
$13,300
1,719
Books &
Supplies
1,500
1,500
1,500
4,600
14,000
9,300
Room &
Board
4,532
12,080
12,089
Room &
Board
Transp.
1,345
1,169
1,391
Personal &
Transp.
3,700
2,400
3,100
Personal
1,364
1,364
1,364
Health Ins.
1,600
1,900
2,000
$15,658
$23,030
$23,261
$24,700
$33,100
$29,200
TOTAL
TOTAL
Most families do not
pay the “sticker price”
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Scholarships/Financial Aid
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Scholarships/Financial Aid
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If you haven’t already started researching,
you need to start now!!!! Get information.
 Fafsa.org
 Calgrant.org
 Studentaid.ed.gov
 Fastweb.com
 Webgrants4students.org
Look out for scams
Never pay money to apply for a scholarship
NOTE: Frequently visit ClarkMagnet.net “Counselor
Corner” for scholarship opportunities
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Scholarships/Financial Aid
RESOURCES
CSU Financial Aid Information:
http://www.calstate.edu/SAS/sfa_index.shtml
UC Financial Aid Information:
http://www.universityofcalifornia.edu/admissions/paying.html
FAFSA and federal PIN Information - www.fafsa.ed.gov
Cal Grant and MCS Information - www.csac.ca.gov or 1-888-224-7268
California DREAM application - https://dream.csac.ca.gov/
What will my monthly repayment be for student loans?
http://studentaid.ed.gov/repay-loans/understand/plans/standard/comparisoncalculator
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GCC/Community Colleges
GCC
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Glendale.edu
GCC rep at Clark during lunch every other
Wednesday
Scholars Program – 3.25 GPA
 Deadline to apply – May 1st
4 steps to complete registration
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January: Apply
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February: Complete online orientation
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March/April: Take placement tests
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April/May: Meet your GCC counselor
June/July: Register for classes
If you have participated in the Jump Start program you MUST
reapply as a high school GRADUATE. You will keep your same
GCC ID#.
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Q&A
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