College Planning Action List

Senior Year Action Check List*

Month

Action

September

Work with Guidance Counselor to compile list of college applications and deadlines. Check out Financial Aid Sense: A Practical Guide about Financial Aid and the College Financing Process.

October

CSS Profile Form is available from the College Board.

November

Early Action/Early Decision Deadline.  PLEASE check all college deadlines for these programs.

December

Collect info for FAFSA filing.Conduct scholarship search.

January

FAFSA is available. Register for PIN and begin process.

February

Finalize FAFSA and complete all required financial aid applications.

March and April

Accepted students receive financial aid award letters.  Compare award letters.

May

Finalize college choice. Deposit due at college.

Student looks for summer job/internships.

June

Make budget and take steps to finalize payment options. Review private loans, payment plans, home equity options, and any other payment options.

July and August

College tuition bills are due.

Inquire about FWS jobs.

December and January

Second semester bills are due.

January and February

Financial aid process begins all over again. STUDENT MUST APPLY FOR FINANCIAL AID EVERY YEAR

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