There are many possibilities for students with financial need.  The most important step is to complete the FAFSA.  A La Sierra University representative hosts a financial aid workshop annually at RAA. He explains line by line how to fill out the FAFSA. Every student should complete this form even if you don’t think you have a financial need. You may do this online from early January through early March. It is most easily done after you have completed your income tax forms. The FAFSA website gives all the details. Come to the counseling office for more information on scholarship opportunities found through the Collegeboard Scholarhip Manual. These other sites also give valuable financial aid information:

You can also search “scholarships” on the Internet. The Federal Government warns against sites that make the statements listed below. They are fraudulent scholarship organizations.  Do not go on any websites making these claims:

  • The scholarship is guaranteed or your money back
  • You can’t get this information anywhere else
  • I just need your credit card or bank account number to hold this scholarship
  • We’ll do all the work
  • The scholarship will cost some money
  • You’ve been selected by a national foundation to receive a scholarship
  • You’re a finalist in a contest you never entered