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The 2020-2021 FAFSA

It is time! The 2020–21 FAFSA form will be available beginning October 1, 2020 and even though the deadline is April 15, 2021, you should fill out your form as soon as possible on or after October 1. Head to the official government site, fafsa.gov today. DO NOT WAIT! Also, don’t forget to enter to win a $1,500 scholarship from Next Indiana.

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Apply to College Now: Part 4

Some schools require more than transcripts and test scores. You may need to write a personal essay or include some other writing or portfolio sample. So, our 4th tip is Know the Application Requirements. While you are on the Next Indiana website, don’t forget to check-out the 2020-21 issue of Next Indiana for more information on Career, College and Cost and DEFINITELY enter to win the $1,500 scholarship!

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Apply to College Now: Part 3

The 3rd step in our series is Get Organized. It’s hard to keep all the information about financial aid, programs, courses and housing about each school in your head. So, don’t. Instead, create a folder for each school you plan to apply to. In the folder, you can store admissions information and application materials to easily reference and compare. While you are on the Next Indiana website, don’t forget to check-out the 2020-21 issue of Next Indiana for more information on Career, College and Cost and DEFINITELY enter to win the $1,500 scholarship!

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Apply to College Now: Part 2

It is time to Take the SAT or ACT. Check with the colleges you plan to apply to for their policies regarding submission of test scores. And think about this: although an SAT or ACT score may be optional, strong scores could help your application, so taking either—or both—exams couldn’t hurt. Remember, too, that if you are a 21st Century Scholar, you must take either the SAT or ACT to claim that life-changing scholarship opportunity. Students who qualify for free or reduced lunch can also take the SAT and ACT for free. Ask…

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Apply to College Now: Part 1

Seniors—as a new school year begins, either virtually or back in the classrooms, there are many things that you need to do. One of the biggest is to apply to college. Even though the deadlines for your school of choice may be a few months away, you should begin your application sooner than later so you are ready to hit “send” when the time is right. Start here: Choose 3 – 6 or More Colleges to Apply to. You may have a favorite, but don’t limit yourself. Make a list of several…

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