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  1. Planning for Life After High School: Key Resources FAQ

    If you’re wondering how you might navigate attaining your 4-year degree, you aren’t alone! The good news is that there are many organizations in Virginia that can help you before, during and after your academic work. The Virginia College Access Network (VirginiaCAN) serves as a “hub” for many programs in the state.

    What is the Virginia College Network?

    PMP - September 21, 2021

  2. Financial Planning_Apply for Financial Aid

    Read this document to learn how to apply for financial aid.

    Federal Student Aid Identification (FSA ID)

    Create a Federal Student Aid Identification. This allows you to become active in the information system, protect your account with a password and username, access the U.S. Department of Education, complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), and electronically sign documents.

    Collect Records and Documents

    PMP - September 29, 2021

  3. Financial Planning_College Tuition

    Review this document to learn about tuition and related fees when you attend college.

    What is Tuition?

    Tuition represents the cost of courses at a college or university. Factors that influence the price of tuition are the type of institution, academic program, cost of instruction, type of instruction, number of credits, and residency (in-state vs. out-of-state). Tuition varies from college to college, so it is important to do your research and learn about the tuition charges at your selected college. 

    PMP - September 29, 2021

  4. Financial Planning_Cutting College Costs

    Review this document for a list of ways to cut college costs.

    PMP - September 30, 2021

  5. Financial Planning_Federal Financial Aid and Satisfactory Academic Progress

    Review this document to understand how Federal financial aid and academic progress are connected.

    Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP)

    If you are receiving financial aid (loans, grants, other) through the U.S. Department of Education, you will want to understand the importance of maintaining your grades and progress throughout your college years. The Department of Education has established criteria for eligibility of financial aid based on Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP), as defined below:

    PMP - September 30, 2021

  6. Financial Planning_Hidden College Costs

    Review this document to learn about costs associated with college attendance.

    Application & Entrance Fees 

    The cost of applying to multiple colleges can add up! You will pay for the college application, official transcripts, and official test scores, when applicable. In some cases, a fee is collected to reserve a space for new student orientation and course registration. Get the pre-enrollment costs by contacting your institution.

    Relocation & Transportation

    PMP - September 30, 2021

  7. Financial Planning_Sources of Financial Assistance

    Read this document to learn about the ways you can fund your education.

    PMP - September 30, 2021

  8. Financial Planning_Student Budget Sheet

    The link to this worksheet is available for you to download. It is under List of Attachments in the box to your right.

    Manage your money wisely. Track your expenses using this basic budget worksheet.

    PMP - September 30, 2021

  9. Financial Planning_Student Loans_Common Questions

    Review common questions and answers regarding educational loans.

    Are educational loans free money?

    No. Educational loans are borrowed funds that must be repaid.

    Do educational loans accrue interest?

    Yes. The loan type will dictate whether a loan accrues interest, the amount of interest you can expect and when the interest begins to accrue.

    Is there a limit to the amount of money that can be borrowed?

    PMP - September 30, 2021

  10. Financial Planning_Student Loans

    Review this document to learn basic information about student loans.

    • Loans are different from scholarships and grants, which are available to those who meet specific criteria.

    • Loans come from a variety of sources such as the federal government, private businesses, and other organizations.

    PMP - September 30, 2021

  11. Transfer Steps_Get Advice_Pay For College

    Read this information to learn more about areas you can explore to pay for college.

    PMP - September 30, 2021

  12. Transfer Steps_Create a Plan_Plan Your College Expenses

    The link to this worksheet is available for you to download. It is under List of Attachments in the box to your right.

    Manage your money wisely. Track your expenses using this basic budget worksheet.

    PMP - September 30, 2021