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Archive for January, 2011
We’re constantly improving the way we get financial aid information out to our students, because figuring out how to pay for your education is a complicated process, regardless of where you decide to study.
We used to post all of our outside scholarships on a bulletin board outside of the Financial Aid Office. We decided this was unfair to our prospective students who live in Oklahoma, because not everyone can make it to campus. So, Oklahomians, fear not!
Introducing our and improved Online Scholarship Board. No one has to miss out on scholarships because they can’t visit.
If you’re looking for USF scholarships…
We have an excellent academic scholarship program for incoming students. We even have a fun scholarship calculator, so you can play with your GPA and test scores to see what scholarship you might be awarded. Try putting in a test score that’s a few points higher than the one you got. Maybe it’s worth it to study and re-take it!
We also provide a few endowed scholarships, and those are also available online.
A few tips when looking for financial aid…
1. Never pay for financial aid.
First of all, it kind of defeats the purpose. Second of all, there’s so much free aid available, why risk the potential scam?
2. You can’t apply for too many scholarships.
Check out http://www.fastweb.com. You create a profile and the site links you up with scholarships that match your criteria. It’s free, easy and legitimate.
3. Keep a folder of application materials.
A lot of scholarships are going to want personal statements or essays, and a lot of them are going to be about your career or educational goals. So, instead of taking up the time to write new ones each time, just reduce, reuse and recycle! (Reduce by making in an electronic folder, not a paper one.) Then you can use that extra time to apply to more scholarships! Other good materials to include: A list of extra curricular activities, or a list of your academic/personal accomplishments.
4. Talk to counselors!
The counselors at the colleges you are thinking about and the counselors at your high school have lots of information on scholarships. You would be missing out on a great resource by not talking to them. As an added bonus, when you visit the college counselors, you can see the rest of campus and see what you are getting yourself into!
And now, the photo of the week….