SCHEV's Financial Aid Webpage & SCHEV's Toolkits for Students & Families : Virginia's counterpart, the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (SCHEV), developed online materials for students to help them with the college process!
ECMC - Student Resources - This resource link includes very valuable information about paying for college, choosing the right college, and scholarship searching.
This form can now be submitted as early as October 1st. Be sure you complete it by the priority deadline for the colleges you are applying to in order to qualify for scholarships from those specific colleges. Check the specific college's financial aid priority deadline. You need to have your taxes done or use last year's taxes to estimate and update after you get this year's taxes completed prior to this deadline.
NOW... Apply for a FSA # so you can electronically sign the FAFSA. You must have it to electronically sign and submit your FAFSA as well as updating it.
VWCC will help anyone fill it out but you must make an appointment with them first. Call Chapman Hall at VWCC.
FastWeb's Key Essentials to College - This link provides great information for scholarships, college searches, career advice, and financial aid. A very useful student resource. With the abundance of scholarships students should never have to pay for scholarship search engines or applications.
Governor's G3 Program is a financial assistance program from the Governor's office that can make college tuition free for in-demand fields (IT; Public Safety; Early Childhood Education; Skilled Trades, Construction & Manufacturing; and Healthcare). It's a little more complicated than that, so here's more information on their website here: https://virginiag3.com/