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Educators Working with Parents: Financial Aid Menu

This material can be used to answer questions you might receive from parents. Use it as a starting point for your discussion. The material is written from the perspective of the parent and the information may be duplicated in your area.


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Did you know that millions of scholarship dollars go unclaimed each year? It's not that students don't qualify for the scholarships, they are often times just not applying for them. So don't delay. It is never too early to start a scholarship search. Have you noticed any special talents or skills that your middle school student displays? Do you belong to a community or religious organization like a church? Find out how your child's talents, affiliations, and more can bring in "free" money for college...

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Before you consider applying for financial aid, consider all of the eligibility requirements.

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Realistically, as middle school parents, you will not be applying for financial aid for several more years; however, it is never too early to begin saving for your child's education and to become familiar with the financial aid process, including the various times of the year when applications are due.

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financial aid award ranges
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Money to pay for college can come from a variety of different sources. The amount and type of financial aid a family can receive varies from household to household. To help answer some of your questions about paying for college, you may want to review the following information.

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California makes it very easy to get financial aid information. More information is literally a phone call away.

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