Colleges and Universities
Frequently Asked Questions:
What is FAFSA?
The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is used by nearly all colleges and universities to determine eligibility for federal, state, and college-sponsored financial aid, including grants, educational loans, and work-study programs.
How do I apply?
1. Make an FSA ID https://fsaid.ed.gov/npas/index.htm
2. Use the FSA ID to log in and fill out the FAFSA form https://studentaid.gov/h/apply-for-aid/fafsa
FAFSA Application Night: Come get help completing the FAFSA, October 28, 2020 5-8pm
Due to Covid-19 we will be unable to conduct college tours as a school. However, you can still go on your own and visit colleges, you will just need to schedule a campus tour with the specific university.
Are you planning on playing a sport in college?
YES: You need to register with the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) at the NCAA Eligibility Center
NO: don’t worry about this page, go check out the college tours or scholarship tab!
The NCAA has requirements in order to be eligible to play a sport in college:
- Complete 16 Credits in the CORE courses (English, Math, Science, Social Studies)
- Earn at least a 2.3 GPA in the CORE courses
- Meet an increased sliding-scale standard (for example, an ACT sum (add all subject scores together) score of 52 requires a 3.0 high school core course GPA)
- Successfully complete 10 of the 16 total required core courses before the start of their seventh semester (before senior year) in high school. Seven of the 10 courses must be successfully completed in English, math and science.
Click HERE to see more info and the sliding scale for GPA and test scores
****NOTE: Not all classes at AFHS are approved to count towards the 16 CORE classes. Click HERE to see a list of classes to see what classes at AFHS are approved.
General Scholarship Search Websites:
College Scholarships (see specific colleges’ scholarships website):
GPA + ACT (academic or merit)
Needs-Based, Special Circumstances
GEAR UP is a college readiness program that provides free services and assistance for low-income students and their parents in order to help students successfully graduate from high school and prepare for college. GEAR UP is an acronym for Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs.
GEAR UP Services- These are currently being offered virtually
- Academic counseling & mentoring
- Homework help & tutoring
- ACT/SAT prep
- Financial aid & FAFSA assistance
- Campus tours for students and parents
- College application assistance
- Career exploration
- Parent workshops on college preparedness and financing
- Financial literacy & budgeting for college help
- Help finding and applying for scholarships
- Summer college transition program
- Support for the first year in college
For more information or to apply for GEAR UP click HERE