Whether college is affordable and how to pay for it are major concerns for students and their families. With college costs rising at an alarming rate, students are more and more dependent on financial aid to manage the cost of a college education.
Completing financial aid forms and meeting deadlines is a stressful and overwhelming process but it is manageable and Upward Bound is here to help. We are happy to meet with students and their parents/guardians to guide and support you through this process. Please call us to set up a time to meet or just ask some questions over the phone.
Submit your FAFSA as early in January as possible. Federal Aid is distributed to those who apply first. Waiting for taxes to be filed can result in fewer financial aid dollars. ESTIMATE INCOME and file early.
All financial aid, both federal and institutional, is accessed through the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid). Some schools also require separate institutional forms or the CSS Profile (submitted online). See links to Financial Aid resources.