Financial Aid

Seniors

  • In the Fall:

    • Finalize your College Applications

    • Create FSA ID for both student and parent(s)

    • Complete FAFSA with parent(s) opens October 1st

    • contact Ms. Francis to make an appt to complete FAFSA together kfrancis@glcps.org

  • In the Winter/Early Spring:

    • Complete FAFSA with parent(s) 

    • contact Ms. Francis to make an appt to complete FAFSA together kfrancis@glcps.org

    • Apply for any and all Private Scholarships

    • Apply for your finalist colleges/universities for Regular Decision

  • In the Spring:

    • Check your mail for acceptance letters.

    • Decide on a college

    • thoroughly read through the financial aid award to understand "how the bill is being paid" or what "gap" in funding exists

    • send in commitment deposit by deadline

Important Documents & Links

Preparation Worksheet for FAFSA (english)

FAFSA Renewal

  • Use your FSA ID to log in at www.fafsa.ed.gov and click on FAFSA Renewal.

  • Renew each year as in late Winter (if completed after May 1st each year, you WON'T be eligible for the MassGrant)

  • Be sure to collect supporting documents with your parents in the case that the government selects your FAFSA for verification

    • I.e.: W2, divorce decree, retirement account summaries, ect.

  • REQUIRED for Financial Aid Disbursement: 

    • Complete Entrance Counseling at studentloans.gov which is a hypothetical exercise to learn how student loans work.  **Funds MUST be higher than Expenses in order for this to submit**

  • REQUIRED for Financial Aid Disbursement: 

    • Complete the Master Promissory Note (MPN) for your Direct Federal Student Loans, which acts as a contract between you and your lender saying that you agree to the terms of the loan and will repay it. Your school may provide this form or tell you where to complete it online.

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