There will be a change, and I think an improvement, to the FASFA process for the Class of 2017. I have attached a link to a Forbes article that discusses the change and how it can impact families financially, and how it can help in applying to colleges you can actually afford.
At the bottom of the article there are some great links regarding colleges as well.
Soon, GOHS will be sending out information regarding the PSAT exam to be offered on Campus on Wednesday, October 14th, 2015. The article attached below explains why this low cost test is so important, especially for juniors! It's not just for practice! Please read!
I wanted to give you all more information about Questbridge. They are an excellent resource for the following students:
Lower income students (approx 60K per year and below - might be more with large family)
First generation college students
Top 5-10% of class
SAT: 1820-2090 ACT: 28-32
Because we have students who would qualify, I wanted to alert you to look into it if you think it might work. There are programs for both juniors and seniors to apply for.
Go to: http://www.questbridge.org/for-students/students-start-here to get started, or there you can find more information
The application process is quite a doozy, so you want to start now. Juniors, you should plan to take the SAT or ACT soon in order to qualify (they have a scholarship opportunity and it often leads to qualification for the college match).
QuestBridge is a powerful platform bridging the nation's brightest, under-served youth and leading institutions of higher education and further opportunities. QuestBridge provides a single, internet-based meeting point which links exceptional students with colleges, scholarship providers, enrichment programs, employers, and organizations seeking students who have excelled despite obstacles. By facilitating these exchanges, QuestBridge aims to increase the percentage of talented low-income students attending the nation's best universities and the ranks of national leadership itself.