Student Aid Checklist October 13, 2023
- Begin your journey towards senior high/college admission.
- Explore potential career paths based on your interests and consider taking online personality career quizzes for guidance.
- Schedule a meeting with your school counselor to create a comprehensive admission plan.
- Visit school websites and social media pages to learn about the experiences of current students and gather insights.
- Join groups with fellow incoming freshmen for open discussions and mutual support.
- Explore grants and scholarships. PHINMA Schools offer the Hawak Kamay Scholarship starting in October for incoming college freshmen, with both in-person and online application options at NO cost.
- Engage in college-hosted events designed to prepare you and enhance your skills as you transition to higher education. Gain a firsthand understanding of how schools prioritize the student learning experience.
- Research the program offerings of various colleges, ensuring that your preferred school offers your chosen program. Assess the achievements of these programs to make informed decisions.
- Stay updated on the status of your scholarship applications.
- Collaborate with your parents or guardians to create a clear financial plan for tuition, discussing potential payment options.
- Confirm that your chosen school provides accessible education. PHINMAEd, for instance, offers installment plans to ease financial burdens for students.
- Explore early admission programs, such as those offered by schools like PHINMAEd, which may include discounted down payments and other promotional benefits.
- Finalize your enrollment decision and submit all necessary information.
- Notify any schools that have accepted you if you will not be attending.
- Enhance your understanding of specific programs by participating in program-focused orientations organized by your school.
- Complete any remaining student aid forms promptly.
- Connect with your future peers to build relationships and establish a network.
- Prepare for college orientation, arrange transportation, and budget for allowances to ensure a smooth transition to higher education.
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