Support for those pursuing postsecondary education.
Postsecondary (any education after high school) resources for those seeking a degree, certificate, or credential.
‘Postsecondary’ means any education after a high school diploma or GED…and ‘college’ can mean a two-year, four-year, or technical degree/industry-recognized credential.
Glossary of Terms
Created by Federal Student Aid, this glossary outlines terms an applicant may see throughout the postsecondary financial aid process.
Advanced Placement (AP) Courses
Recursos en espanol
Standardized Test Preparation
Advanced Placement (AP) Exams
How to Prep for FAFSA
Requesting a Tax Transcript
A tax transcript comes from the IRS and shows a record of previously filed taxes. You (or your guardian) may need to request a tax transcript to make the financial aid process easier to navigate. Some institutions may require a transcript from you, or ask that you complete forms that require information found on your tax transcript. Request a transcript before beginning the financial aid process to avoid any delay in completing aid applications.
The National College Attainment Netowrk (NCAN) has compiled this list of scholarship search tools.
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*Juniors allowed to apply
Appealing Your Financial Aid Award
You can submit an “appeal” to your financial aid award if you have special or unexpected circumstances. An appeal letter would be sent to a school in response to your financial aid award after they admit you. Circumstances that justify an appeal may relate to any reason that you are still unable to afford the cost of attendance after loans, grants, and scholarships have been applied.
Applying for College
College and Career Searches
The National College Attainment Netowrk (NCAN) lists the folloing resources for college and career searches:
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