Timelines and Checklists

College planning and preparation needs to occur throughout middle school and high school. These articles will guide you through the college preparation process so that your college application will be competitive when senior year rolls around.

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Free Application for Federal Student Aid

 FAFSA

FAFSA Tip:

Be sure that you are logged onto .gov and NOT .com.  The .com site is for profit and charges $85.00. The .gov site is a government site that’s free!

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FAFSA Tips

 FAFSA CHECKLIST

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Government site for college and financial aid planning:

http://studentaid.ed.gov

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Financial Aid

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College Scholarship Guide

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Tuition Funding Sources (TFS) is using social media to help you win a scholarship.

Every day we will post a new scholarship on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram called "The Scholarship of the Day".

Follow us and get a new scholarship delivered to you - every day!

Go to TuitionFundingSources.com and click on the social media icons or search for TFS Scholarships on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.

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College Costs & Financial Aid Comparisons

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http://www.debt.org/students/scholarships-and-grants

“Educate students and parents on important college related decisions and to provide them with a wealth of tools & resources”

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Protect your Online Reputation

Many universities are searching online and on social media platforms such as Facebook to ‘research’ potential students during the admission process.  The resources below show how to create and protect a good online reputation.

Safety Center – Google

Online Safety Roadshow - Google

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College Search: http://www.eduregistry.org/

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Ohio Colleges

Ohio Public Universities

Ohio Community Colleges

Ohio Private Colleges

Ohio Online Colleges

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Top Ohio Online Colleges:

http://www.affordablecollegesonline.org/online-colleges/ohio/

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The Ohio Association of Career Colleges and Schools (OACCS) is a statewide association of voluntary membership for non-public, post-secondary private schools and colleges. Ohio has over 275 registered career colleges and schools that are dedicated to preparing students for jobs and careers through certificate, diploma, and degree programs. OACCS members are dedicated to excellence in career education.

WELCOME TO OACCS

(Packets are available in the Buckeye Central counseling office)

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http://www.mycollegeoptions.org/

Website offers:

College Search & Selection

Getting in & Applying to College

Paying for College

College Life

Parent Resources

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Vocational & Trade School Options

Guide to Vocational & Trade Schools

In this guide you will find different vocational programs offered and in-depth information on each option, a step-by-step questionnaire to make sure vocational school is the right choice, and projected job prospects for various careers post-vocational education.

This will compare up to four schools at once using the College Comparison Tool