Life 101: August: Important Documents

Welcome Class of 2015 to Life 101, a series of ten articles that divides the otherwise daunting process of preparing for life after high school into a the monthly “to do” list. There are a plethora of post high-school options. One path may get you loads of money, but you loath the very idea. Another option may be something

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Home Stretch

By Joanne Barnard
Seniors, your last month of high school is here. This series has given you a monthly to-do list to prepare for life beyond high school and culminates in this article. Among the last few items to

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Making The Decision

By Joanne Barnard
It’s decision time for seniors. The school year is winding down and schools want confirmation of your choice. Making any decision is tricky and deciding what you are going to do after high school may seem

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March: Award Letters

Financial aid letters will start showing up between now and mid-April. Use this month to get a clear financial picture. Understand each award you have received, compare them side by side and explore the ramifications each choice will have on your future.

Understanding Awards
Financial aid letters differ in presentation. Call the financial aid office to get clarification as to what part of the award is gift aid, what part is a loan, and/or what part is

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February: Follow-Up, The Future And Financial Aid

February is the lull month between the frenzy of applying for school and financial aid, and the anticipation of award letters and the decision. Take this opportunity to follow up on all you have accomplished, catch up on all that you haven’t, and prepare yourself for what is to come.

Follow-Up:
If you have already applied for post secondary education, scholarships, and completed the FAFSA, follow up with schools to ensure they have transcripts and all application material. Some schools require your mid-year transcript.

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Life 101: Beyond High School - January 2014

Most individuals pursuing post-secondary education receive some sort of financial aid. Financial aid is comprised of scholarships, grants, loans, and work-study. Last month, high school seniors were advised to focus on applying for

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Life 101: Beyond High School - December 2013

Post-secondary education is paid for by a combination of savings, funds that are awarded, money that is earned along the way and loans. Loans will be addressed in January. Hopefully you already have some savings and plan to continue working, so for this

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Saving For Education

By Joanne Barnard
Paying education costs can be stressful for parents and graduates; estimates are staggering. Yet post secondary education is becoming a necessity to ensure a productive life. Planning for post-secondary education now will alleviate borrowing later.

Newborn to seven years old
Monthly set aside money for college; even one hundred dollars for eighteen years at eight percent, will give you nearly $50, 000.

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Life 101: Beyond High School - November 2013

Life 101: Beyond High School - November 2013

Part 4 of 10 featured the first Thursday of each month

High school seniors can apply to post secondary programs every day of the year. Most regular admission deadlines are in January or February, however to take advantage of financial support this series encourages a concentrated effort in November.

WHY APPLY NOW?
Institutional scholarships are sometimes included in the admission application, yet the deadlines for consideration can be as early as December

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