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.
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.
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.
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.
Use Your MAP Scores to Investigate Possible Colleges and Universities
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!
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.
Financial Aid Guide:
Information on cosigning a loan for your child.
PLUS vs. Private
Discussion on types of college loans.
NCAA Guide for the College-Bound Student-Athlete
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
The deadline is March 1, 2017 or the first 700 submitted applications.
Letter of Recommendation Request