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  1. Scholarships Funding Higher Education Lisa Goss Casper College Scholarship and VA Coordinator lgoss@caspercollege.edu 307-268-2510

  2. Helpful Websites • Federal Aid-FAFSA: www.fafsa.ed.gov – Remember students only have 12 semesters or equivalent to use federal aid. • State Aid-Hathaway Calculator http://www.wyo4ed.org/hathaway-scholarship • Student can check to make sure they are on track. • Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education -WICHE: http://www.wiche.edu/studentExchange • Check to see which schools outside of Wyoming participate. • College you are attending: http://www.communitycolleges.wy.edu/home.aspx

  3. Online Scholarship Management Systems • Online applications for students • Students can apply for multiple scholarships at once. • Students can check status of scholarship they have applied for.

  4. Free Internet Scholarship Search Engines: • FinAid on the Web: www.finaid.org • Student Aid on the Web: www.studentaid.ed.gov • College Board: https://bigfuture.collegeboard.org/scholarship-search • FastWeb: www.fastweb.com • Scholarship Resource Network Express: www.srnexpress.com • GoCollege: The Collegiate Websource: www.gocollege.com

  5. Limiting Scholarships? • Guidelines set by the federal government, for all Title IV schools • Title IV schools? Award federal aid, Pell Grant, FSEOG, Direct Loans. • FAFSA determines Unmet need vs. Unmet Cost • Scholarships vary, so limitations can vary based on types of aid • Students can have too much money. Colleges may have to adjust aid not to excess COA. COA (varies) 11692 EFC (FAFSA no change) 3500 = Unmet Need 8192 Pell Grant 1500 = Unmet Need 6692 = Unmet Cost 10192 Hathaway 3200 = Unmet Need 3492 = Unmet Cost 6992 Limitations can vary based on types of aid the student is receiving. Federal aid, State Aid, External aid, and Institutional aid.

  6. QUESTIONS? Lisa Goss Casper College Gateway Room 316 307-268-2510lgoss@caspercollege.edu