Aquinas seniors start planning for career and college goals.
- Senior Timeline
- Application Process
- Financial Aid
- Applying to College
- Additional Resources
Each senior is encouraged to visit colleges. Aquinas allows each student to have 2 college visits. Any further visits are counted as a regular absence. Students are responsible for calling the college admission office and scheduling their visits (colleges need at least 1 week notice). A parental/guardian-signed note must be brought to the office. (Any missed work is the responsibility of the student)
Many college representatives visit Aquinas throughout the year, please look at the College Visit Schedule. Students need to sign up, in the guidance office, no later than 10 am the day of the visit to attend.
Aquinas Catholic is using the On to College with John Baylor to improve assessment scores in all educational areas. This program offers ACT Prep video sessions and homework for the juniors and seniors. Students also get online access to additional testing prep. The freshmen and sophomore sessions are geared to improving study skills and test taking strategies.
Types of Financial Aid for College Students
In order to qualify for federal financial aid, students must file the FAFSA
Coming from private donors or from colleges, scholarship applications (like college applications) are unique and differing due dates. There is no flexibility with college scholarship applications and deadlines. Applications must be completed well and on-time. A list will be posted as scholarship become available.
Based on financial need grants are financial aid that don’t need to be repaid. The largest grant program is the Pell Grant (application is complete when you apply for the FAFSA), but there are other federal, state and college grant programs.
3. Work Study
Based upon financial need, work study allows students to earn money while attending college. Work study earning do not affect future financial aid eligibility.
4. Student Loans
Student Loans must be repaid upon completing/ending education. They are available for students and parents.
|US Dept. of Labor||http://www.bls.gov/|
|FAFSA, federal student aid||http://www.fafsa.ed.gov/|
|Federal Student Aid ID||http://www.pin.ed.gov/|
|FinAid, guide to financial aid||http://www.finaid.org/|
|On To College||http://www.ontocollege.com|
|The Princeton Review||http://www.princetonreview.com/|
|Test Prep Review, practice tests||www.testpreview.com|