Federal Financial Aid

The FAFSA, Financial Aid & Scholarships- If your student is even considering college/university, make sure you complete the FAFSA (Federal Application for ) as soon as it is available. This form becomes available starting Oct. 1 for the following academic year. For example, the FAFSA for the 2019-2020 academic year became available on Oct. 1, 2018.

It’s important to fill out the FAFSA as soon as possible, because funding is awarded on a first-come, first-serve basis. Applications at the federal level are generally accepted through the end of June right before school starts, but there are college/university and state deadlines that are much sooner. Some college deadlines can be as soon as Dec. 1 – so complete the FAFSA as soon as you can!

Some helpful tips to completing the FAFSA can be found here:
-How to fill out the FAFSA
-Parent how to
-Glossary of terms

Boys & Girls Club Scholarships

There are a number of scholarships offered through the Boys & Girls Club that our members can apply for. Additionally, when completing college applications, teens should always indicate they are a member of the Boys & Girls Club, because the individual college/university may have financing options available to the student because of that.

The SAT/ACT Fee Waivers

Many students may qualify for SAT/ACT waivers, which our Career Counselor will discuss with our students, but they can also ask their guidance counselors. Two waivers are available for both the SAT and ACT, and can be applied to any exam date.