College and Career Advising

Choosing a Pathway:

Ohio Means Jobs

Explore possible careers, plan your pathway, learn how to fund your education, and find a job in your area of interest.  Save all of your information in a virtual "backpack" where it may be expanded upon as you examine options and make choices regarding your future.

https://jobseeker.k-12.ohiomeansjobs.monster.com/seeker.aspx



uwannadu

Take a 10 minute,  all picture quiz to determine possible career matches, watch video interviews of professionals in different industries, get details on career requirements, and view school and job profiles.

http://uwannadu.com/howtouse.aspx


College Simply

Search for colleges based on your test scores and/or GPA. Take a look at college selectivity, tuition, admission, graduation and application deadline data all in one place.

http://www.collegesimply.com


2 College Tips in 2 Minutes

Weekly college planning videos, along with an archive of previously released material, covering a wide variety of topics from admission to standardized test prep.  Choose to subscribe to the Youtube channel or have the videos sent directly to your email account to never miss a release.

http://www.college2in2.com/


Use Your MAP Scores to Investigate Possible Colleges and Universities

https://public.tableau.com/profile/jfcnwea?mkt_tok=3RkMMJWWfF9wsRonv63JcO%2FhmjTEU5z17egvUKS1h4kz2EFye%2BLIHETpodcMTcJlN73YDBceEJhqyQJxPr3MK9YN08x0RhfrDA%3D%3D#!/vizhome/NWEAcollegescorecard/Dashboard1


Paying for Continuing Education:

FAFSA- Free Application for Federal Student Aid

Federal Student Aid, a part of the U.S. Department of Education, is the largest provider of student financial aid in the nation.  They issue $150 billion in federal grants, loans, and work-study funds each year to more than 13 million students paying for college or career school.

*The FAFSA is now available on October 1st and the prior year's tax information may be used.  Financial aid is issued on a first come, first served basis, so don't wait!

FAFSA: https://fafsa.ed.gov/

More Information: 

https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/

http://www.smartscholar.com/fafsa-guide/


Affordable Colleges

Learn how to choose the best value school for your degree and utilize all available free money with the ultimate goal of graduating college debt free.

http://www.affordablecolleges.com

Financial Aid Guide:

http://www.affordablecolleges.com/resources/financial-aid-guide/


Cosigning Parent

Information on cosigning a loan for your child.

http://www.cosigningparent.org


PLUS vs. Private

Discussion on types of college loans.

http://www.plusorprivate.org


NCAA Guide for the College-Bound Student-Athlete

http://www.ncaapublications.com/productdownloads/CBSA17.pdf


Scholarships

Wright State University Academic Performance Scholarship program:

  • Students must be admitted to Wright State University before February 1, to be eligible to receive a scholarship from the Academic Performance Scholarship program.
  • Students who are honored as being selected as Valedictorian (or number one in the class) must have at least a 3.75 cumulative high school grade point average to receive a full in-state tuition (currently $8,730 at the Dayton Campus, $5842 at the Lake Campus) scholarship.  If the valedictorian does not have the 3.75 cumulative GPA, he/she will not receive the Valedictorian scholarship, but may be eligible for our other scholarship programs.  Student will receive the highest scholarship that he/she may be eligible for.
  • Students who are honored as being selected as Salutatorian (or number two in the class) must have at least a 3.75 cumulative high school grade point average to receive a one-half in-state tuition (currently $4,365 at the Dayton Campus, $2,921 at the Lake Campus) scholarship.  If the salutatorian does not have the 3.75 cumulative GPA, he/she will not receive the Salutatorian scholarship, but may be eligible for our other scholarship programs. Student will receive the highest scholarship that he/she may be eligible for.
  • All of the National Merit Scholarships now require the student to have at least a 3.75 cumulative high school GPA in order to receive a scholarship for being honored as a finalist, semifinalist, or have a commended score.  Finalist and Semi-Finalist are eligible for full in-state tuition, room, board, and books.  Commended scholars will receive a $7,000 scholarship.

Visit the website, to learn more about the entire scholarship program at Wright State University.

 

The State Farm Good Neighbor Scholarship doesn’t require a high GPA, but rather focuses on students who are leaders and volunteers in their communities and demonstrate financial need.

Applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Be a 2017 graduating high school senior.
  • High school seniors must have a cumulative GPA between a 2.5 and 3.2 on a 4.0 scale.
  • Plan to enroll full-time for the 2017-18 academic year at an accredited 2- or 4-year college, university or vocational-technical school.
  • Must be a U.S. citizen

https://www.scholarshipamerica.org/statefarmgoodneighborscholarship/

The deadline is March 1, 2017 or the first 700 submitted applications.


Letter of Recommendation Request

https://docs.google.com/a/mygovs.com/forms/d/1UyMCONw6W5rhCh9ISMA0tkwQaBWctqOAYNdohkCSNN4/viewform