Allegany-Limestone Central School

Counseling & Guidance

 
 UPDATED 2014-2015 Scholarships coming soon
  • Students have been advised to get accounts for:
  1. fastweb.com 
  2. collegeboard.com 
These are both national scholarship clearinghouses that will provide information on hundreds of scholarships.
 
FINANCIAL AID NIGHT: 
 January 2015
ALCS High School Auditorium

 
 
Apply for your personalized PIN (Personal Identification Number) now.  You will need this in order to fill out your FAFSA which is made available in January 2015.  Again, the FAFSA is based on the previous year's tax data.  "Fill out your FAFSA early, estimating is advisable" (Mr. Dan Trumata , Chief Enrollment Officer, Financial Aid Director, SUNY Fredonia) Your corrected tax data can easily be transferred into your FAFSA application/account when your taxes are completed.
 
 
A PIN lets you apply, "sign"your online FAFSA, make corrections to your application information and more-all online. To apply go to   www.pin.ed.gov
 

 

 
FINANCIAL AID

 The Four Forms of Financial Aid

Grant- money that is given to a student, usually because of financial need

 

Scholarship- money that is awarded because of exceptional academic achievement, and outstanding talent, skill or financial need

 

Work Study- money a student earns by working at a job on campus

 

Loan- money borrowed by they student that must be repaid
 
Student and Parent: must get a PIN number first before you fill out the FAFSA.  Go to www.pin.ed.gov

 

All students who plan to attend college must complete the FAFSA form.  This is a free application for student aid.  FAFSA forms are available on-line at www.fafsa.ed.gov or in paper copy in the Guidance Office.

 

The FAFSA form cannot be submitted prior to January 1st

 Tax returns from the prior year are needed to complete the FAFSA form.

 

Information from this form will be sent to all colleges that you have applied to.  You will then receive a SAR(student aid report) from the individual college financial aid offices.  The SAR will indicate how much money you will be receiving towards your tuition.  This report will also tell you what your EFC(expected family contribution) will be.  This is the amount of money that you and/or your family will have to pay to attend that particular school.