Financial Aid Information & Links
The listing on here is offered as a service to the students and parents of Wilson School District and is not an endorsement of the programs by the Wilson School District or Wilson Senior High School.
- FAFSA4caster is an early eligibility estimator that can help you plan ahead when it comes to paying for college. If you’re not ready to apply for federal student aid, but you’d like to estimate your aid, try FAFSA4caster.
- Use your school’s (College/University) Net Price Calculator for an early financial aid award estimate.
Are you a student? A parent? An adult thinking about going back to school? Want to know how to prepare for college or career school? This website provides checklists with the steps you can take to help your (or your child’s) chances of getting into—and being able to afford—the school of your choice.
- This Web site is your source of information for the Federal Student Aid PIN. Your PIN can be used each year to electronically apply for federal student aid and to access your Federal Student Aid records online. Students and one custodian parent will need a PIN. You can apply for this at any time.
FAFSA Free Application for Federal Student Aid
- An office of the U.S. Department of Education (English and Spanish version)
- You can apply for this starting on Jan. 1st of your senior year. This form is used to determine the amount of money a family is expected to contribute to the price of attending a postsecondary institution. The results of the FAFSA are used in determining student grants, work study, and loan amounts.
- “How soon after January 1 should the FAFSA form be sent in? Is it better to wait until the income tax forms have been completed?
- Send in the form as soon as possible after January 1. Do not wait until your taxes are done. Although it is better to do your taxes early, it is ok to use estimates of your income, so long as they aren’t very far off from the actual values. You will have an opportunity to correct any errors later. If you wait too long, you might miss the deadline for state aid. Most states require the FAFSA to be submitted by March 1, and some even as early as early or mid February.” http://www.finaid.org/questions/faq.phtml
Seven Easy Steps to the FAFSA (Video Tutorial)
Federal Student Aid (an office of U.S. Department of Education) Information / Money for College
- http://www.studentaid.ed.gov/resources or 1-800-4-FED-AID
- The publications and Web pages in this section provide resources on preparing for college or career school, applying for aid, consumer protection, and more. Most sections are also available in Spanish.
- This page answers common questions about the relationship between divorce and financial aid. It discusses which parent is responsible for completing the FAFSA, the obligations of non-custodial parents to pay for college, college support agreements, the obligations of stepparents, and the ability of non-custodial parents to take advantage of the various tax benefits for education.
- Created in 1963 by the Pennsylvania General Assembly, the Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency (PHEAA) has evolved into one of the nation’s leading student aid organizations. Today, PHEAA is a national provider of student financial aid services, serving millions of students and thousands of schools through its loan guaranty, loan servicing, financial aid processing, outreach, and other student aid programs.
- FinAid was established in the fall of 1994 as a public service. This award-winning site has grown into the most comprehensive source of student financial aid information, advice, and tools — on or off the web. Access to FinAid is free for all users and there is no charge to link to the site.
- eStudentLoan provides resources to help you understand everything you need to know about student loans for college.