Catholic Memorial has entered into a partnership with American Student Assistane (ASA), or Salt. Salt®
is a free nonprofit-backed program dedicated to helping you plan for, pay for, and repay the cost of your degree, while preparing you for a successful financial future. With a combination of money management advice, personalized student loan help, and straightforward budgeting tools, Salt provides resources to help you achieve your goals. Read the full press release here.
Contact Michael Schell with any questions regarding the partnership with SALT at MichaelSchell@CatholicMemorial.org
College and universities require the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for families to apply for need-based financial aid. Many schools that offer merit or talent based awards also require that you submit the FAFSA in order to be given an award. The FAFSA can be filed on line at www.fafsa.gov
and here is a site provided by the federal government that covers a lot of information and gives some tips that may be helpful to you in the process: http://studentaid.ed.gov/resources
CSS/FINANCIAL AID PROFILE
The largest merit packages available to students typically come from the college or university your son attends, though there are highly selective schools that offer no merit monies at all, since they already have an aggressively competitive pool seeking admission there and don’t need any additional inducement to convince students to attend. Still, there are small scholarships available to the tune of $3 billion per year.