Getting Ready For College - Support During College

  • Making The Transition
    Making the transition from high school to college is almost as challenging a task as deciding on a college or university. We recommend new students to arrive as early as possible and get settled into their new housing arrangements. Here are some tips to help make that transition easier:
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  • Finding Scholarships For Hispanics
    There are many private organizations providing scholarship opportunities for Hispanics and other minorities. These scholarships are in addition to the scholarships open to all students. In addition, individual schools often create partnerships with corporate sponsors and foundations to sponsor minority students with greater opportunities.
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  • What Is Financial Aid?
    The purpose of college financial aid is to help every qualified student pay the growing cost of a higher education. The time required to process a financial aid application is lengthy. Experts recommend that students apply for financial aid at the college or university of their choice even before they actually know whether or not they have received acceptance at that school.
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  • Hispanic Student Organizations
    Oftentimes, college students express feelings of isolation on campus. More specifically, Hispanic/Latino students are usually faced with being in the minority in terms of the student population on campus. In response to these circumstances, student organizations exist as opportunities for involvement for students on campus.
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  • Choosing A Major/Career
    By declaring a major, you decide upon a certain set of classes/work in an area you wish to focus on while completing your education. Such an education, ideally, makes you well-rounded and prepares you for prospective employers and careers.
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  • Financial Aid - Summary
    Money for college that you don’t have to repay: Grants, Scholarships, Work Related Aid. Others you would have to repay.
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  • FAFSA: Unlocking The Door To Financial Aid
    One way to unlock the door to financial aid - One form alone can unlock the door to some of these financial aid programs: the Free Application for Federal Student Aid or FAFSA.
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  • FAFSA Checklist
    The Free Application for Federal Student Aid, or FAFSA, is used to apply for federal student financial aid, including grants, loans, and work-study. It is also used by most states and schools to award non-federal student financial aid.
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  • Financial Aid ACTION Plan
    Assemble the information Construct a Plan Talk to your Financial Aid Office Inform Yourself Organize the Process Next Step
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Created by: Kristin MMarie Views: 24 Steps: 9 Learners: 1 Updated: November 17

Description: Utilize this playlist from Hispanic Scholarship Fund to see what type of support you will need during college.

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