Financial Aid

Financial Aid Night will be held at the Battle Lake School Auditorium this year on January 25th at 6:00pm.  There will be a presentation about filling out the FAFSA and sometime to start your application.


The following is a graphical representation of the process toreceiving financial aid for college, click on it to see it in a largerformat. Other financial aid information is located below the image.

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Seniors wanting to apply for financial aid for college need to figure their family federal income taxes first.Parents and students must have this information to complete the FAFSA,which is used in determining financial aid for all colleges. There is an advantage to getting it done early!
*This school year 2015-2016 you can apply after January 1st.  Next school year you can apply for financial aid as soon as October 1st. 

FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid)
Every student planning on attending college (of any type) should complete the FAFSA form at www.fafsa.ed.gov. Parents and students must have a Federal Student Aid ID (FSA ID).  You will each need to use an email address to create this.  You will need to create the FSA ID before you can apply for financial aid and it can take 1-2 days to process.

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Informational Sites:

The Princeton Review
Information on filing yourFAFSA, Scholarship search, and a loan information page. This haseverything you need in order to get money or more useful fact aboutgoing to college. http://www.princetonreview.com/college/finance/

Thomson Peterson's
Need help finding a school, taking tests, and paying for school?With nearly $8 billion in scholarships and full-length practice tests,T.P. will help you find the college you like and help you make it there.http://www.petersons.com/college_home.asp?path=ug.home

A Guide to Financial Aid
An online directory to college anduniversities admissions office email addresses and telephone numbers.Check out ways to find money to help for school and great tips on tests.http://www.college-scholarships.com/

Education Online Search
Need an easier way to get help forcollege? This site can help you find money easier by searching throughall of the possibilities around. It also has more information on theF.A.F.S.A. and on Federal Financial Aid. http://www.education-online-search.com/articles/financial_aid

The Smart Student Guide to Financial Aid
More types of financial aid andapplications for college. This site answers any of your questions andeven has loans from the Military. More scholarships availible at thssite too. http://www.finaid.org/

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To avoid being scammed in financial aid, check out:

Government Publication
http://studentaid.ed.gov/students/publications/lsa/index.html

Federal Trade Commission's web site at
http://www.ftc.gov/bcp/index.shtml


Better Business Bureau's web site at
http://www.bbb.com/

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Additional information on student aid can be found at www.studentaid.ed.gov,
or call 1-800-4-FED-AID.

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