Senior College Planning
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Visit the Go Center page at http://www.gcisd.net/cms/one.aspx?pageId=189741
TCC College Access Registration: http://tinyurl.com/2020tcc
Use Parchment.com for all Transcript Requests
Make an appointment with Go Center for your official Senior Meeting
We encourage you to use the resources available to you and to come see us in the Go Center!
How does college get paid for??
Entrance Exams Scores:
Send only if your desired score is already achieved..
Meet their scholarship deadline-See chart on counter and always confirm via school website
If you do not meet the scholarship deadline you forfeit any funds the school was willing to offer you
Future improved scores are usually accepted for financial purposes, not necessarily acceptance purposes
FAFSA https://fafsa.ed.gov/ - GHS School Code: 442965 CHHS School Code: 441408
Based on parental/guardian financial status
Request your FSA ID now - takes 2-3 days for authorization.
FAFSA - Opens Oct. 1 and should be completed as soon as possible
2020-2021 FAFSA application will use 2018 tax return
FAFSA funds are distributed on a first come first serve basis
Completion of the application takes approximately 20-30 minutes providing you have information necessary
with you at the time of application including parents prior income tax return.
Types of aid: Scholarships- Grants- Work-Study- Loans-last option
GCISD Scholarship Resource- can be found on the Go Center Page
(Scholarship tab on the left side of Go Center home page)
These are 3rd party scholarship opportunities provided by local sources including PTA, Education Foundation, Local businesses, and organizations
Open scholarships are shaded in green while expired/closed will be shaded in red
Most scholarship applications will require copies of the following to be included in the package:
1/ Letters of recommendation (usually 2-3) 2/ Official Transcript
Scholarships are posted on the wall in the Go Centers and also filed in the Scholarship Book
Hazlewood Act applicable to Texas schools only
Specific Branch Scholarship Opportunities
Texas Fund, 529, Educational Gifts, Family Gifts, and Funding -
Never forgo the previous opportunities even if you have a gift that will cover your entire college expense
Loans: - From FAFSA as mentioned above and as a last factor to pay for college which converts to student debt
Two types: Federal and Private - https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/types/loans