DIDN’T GET IN? It’s Not the Worst Thing in the World!
HAVE CHOICES? MAKE GOOD ONES!
Here’s a quick video to help you understand your financial aid package: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z50sQYvrCuk
HERE is lots of advice from professionals in different college-advising fields.
And HERE are 15 mistakes to avoid when choosing a college!
GET READY TO GO!
Many colleges require a final acceptance of their offer by May 1. Be sure to check the date for all the schools that accepted you. If you are still considering financial or other issues, you can ask for an extension. Email the admissions office and explain your need for a few more weeks to reach a decision, but don’t take for granted that they will agree.
If your financial aid package does not quite meet your needs, you can try contacting the financial aid office of your chosen college and explain your situation. They are sometimes able to increase your aid.
It is polite to write an email to the admissions office of colleges you are turning down – thank them for the offer and explain that you will be attending a different school (you don’t have to say which one!).
Take the time to thank your SLA teachers and advisers for their help, keep them posted about your decisions, and stay in touch!
Check out the different types of Federal loans and make sure you are getting the type that is best for you and your family.
WHAT’S COLLEGE REALLY LIKE?
Our own SLA alumna Mia Weathers-Fowler shares with us her experiences at Yale University and some great advice about freshman year at college.
…AND CHECK OUT
IT’S OK TO TAKE A BREAK!
Council for International Educational Exchange
CIEE offers worldwide opportunities, including programs in Language and Culture, Service and Leadership, and Global Discovery. Scholarships are available; learn more at
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THERE’S STILL TIME FOR SCHOLARSHIPS!
March/April 2018 UNCF Scholarships
April 1, 2018 America Fire Sprinkler Association
April 2, 2018 Hussain Scholarship
April 6, 2018 Beech Scholarship Fund
April 15, 2018 Dunkin’ Donuts $2,000 scholarships
April 16, 2018 Epsilon Delta Scholarship for Black Females
April 20, 2018 Schoolmen’s Club of Philadelphia
April 30, 2018 Crouthamel Family Nursing Scholarship
May 2, 2018 Mervyn Sluizer Scholarship
May 18, 2018 Omin Scholarship for students accepted to Drexel College of Engineering. See Ms. Hirschfield for details.
June 16, 2018 Lucid Software Tech Scholarship
Other Scholarship Guidance Pennsylvania Legislative Black Caucus
College Grants Data Base https://www.collegegrant.net/pennsylvania/
Various Deadlines – Scholarships for Women This website provides information on many different scholarships available for women, from freshmen in college to graduate school.
And Be Sure to Research Scholarships in Specific Colleges and Universities