Complete your FAFSA as soon as possible on or after Oct. 1st at the official government site:fafsa.gov.
The deadline for submitting is February 15th for priority consideration for financial aid, but we highly recommend you submit it earlier. The earlier you submit your FAFSA, the more financial aid you may receive. Click HERE for all federal and state deadlines.
Once you submit your FAFSA, within a week or so, you will get your Student Aid Report (SAR). Look over your SAR carefully to make sure you didn’t make a mistake on your FAFSA form.
FAFSA-Verification is the process your school uses to confirm that the data reported on your FAFSA form is accurate. If you're selected for verification, your school will request additional documentation that supports the information you reported.
Here are a few college scholarship websites that will direct you to scholarship opportunities. Each scholarship has its own requirements so read applications carefully. Warning: no legitimate scholarship will ask for money or require a fee.
These colleges provide a scholarship match to Promise Scholars who are admitted to their school:
University of Connecticut: Full match up to $5,000
University of Chicago: Full match up to $5,000
Eastern Connecticut State University: Matching funds based on student’s EFC (Estimated Financial Contribution)
Goodwin College: Matching funds for certain majors
These colleges provide additional aid to Promise Scholars who are admitted to their school:
University of Hartford: Free housing for all four years
Central Connecticut State University: A freshman-year-only housing stipend of $3,000.
University of Saint Joseph: Full match up to $5,000 which can be applied to housing.
Remember you can use our scholarship at any not-for-profit accredited undergraduate college or university in the country, you are not limited to this list. Here is a list of colleges our Promise Scholars have attended.
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