Paying for College Resources

Check http://tinyurl.com/PHSCollegeCash regularly to monitor the list of scholarships that we update as soon as we hear about new sources of cash!

MHEC Money for College (from December 2013) - this link will take you to the PikesvilleHSLibrary's Youtube page.


Before January, each senior and one of his or her parents should request their FAFSA pin at http://www.pin.ed.gov.

As early as possible in January, seniors will need to complete their FAFSA. It is advisable to estimate your 2012 earnings based on your last pay stub of 2012 and/or your 1040 from 2011, rather than waiting until you get W-2s at the end of January. Ultimately, the deadline to receive Maryland-related grants is March 1.


If you need assistance completing your FAFSA, attend one of the College Goal Sunday Events. Loyola University Maryland is likely the most convenient for Pikesville HS families.
Access web-based resources related to, and eventually watch online, MPT's "You Can Afford College" program.
Many private colleges accept or require the CSS Profile. This application is in addition to, and more thorough than, the FAFSA. Please adhere to your colleges' individual deadlines for completing the CSS Profile.
www.zinch.com

CollegeWeekLive's Paying for College Event January 10
How to tell if a scholarship is a scam - from FastWeb. Also, search for scholarship opportunities at http://pinterest.com/search/pins/?q=scholarships and http://www.livebinders.com/shelf/search?terms=scholarship&search%5Btype%5D=0&commit=Search
Also, sign up for notifications from www.studentscholarships.org

Use CCBC’s financial aid video feed at http://ccbc.financialaidtv.com/

Congressman Cummings’s “How to Pay for College" event http://www.prattlibrary.org/calendar/atPratt.aspx?id=13922


Keith Maderer's articles about FAFSA tips, Scholarships, and last-minute saving for college.


Ten Tips for Scholarship Seekers
How much does your college really cost?

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