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ATTENTION SENIORS AND PARENTS OF COLLEGE OR TECHNICAL SCHOOL BOUND STUDENTS -
The HHS Financial Aid Night will be held on Wed., Sept. 28 at 6:00 PM in the high school auditorium. Get the facts about the financial aid process.


Hampshire High School Scholarship Guide for Seniors - complete guide to all scholarships available to HHS students.  (Will be updated for 2016-17)

Notice:
Seniors who are eligible for the Promise Scholarship need to create a free account and fill out the online application at CFWV.com. You must fill out this application to be considered. All students with a 3.0 GPA or above should apply.  Deadline is March 1st

Promise Scholarship Information   

For other scholarship and college information please check with the guidance office.
Applications can be obtained from the Guidance Office for most scholarships.

Check out these links and the ones on the left for more information:

Financial Aid (FAFSA) Info - FAFSA form required for all scholarships - NOTE there has been change in the earliest date that FAFSA forms for the 2017-18 can be submitted.  They can now be submitted starting on October 1, 2016 based on the applicants' 2015 income tax return! (https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/about/announcements/fafsa-changes)

OMG College Access - one stop for college and financial aide information and preparation

College Admission Info - requirements & school information searches

Tuition Funding Sources - private search site for national scholarships

SchoolSoup.com - matching students with over $40 billion in specific available scholarship

NEW - College Affordability: A Guide for Students with Disabilities

  • Advice and resources for loans and scholarships available specifically for students with disabilities  
  • A comprehensive list of the best schools for disabled students, evaluated by each institution’s disability services 
  • Distance learning tips for students with disabilities

Important Steps:

  1. Find schools/colleges that interest you.  Start the application process and research their financial aid information.  Most schools will have the information online or in a brochure that you can request to be mailed to you for free.
  2. Complete the FAFSA (Federal Application for Student Aid) http://ww.fafsa.ed.gov You must complete your 2011 taxes before you can complete the FAFSA.
  3. Apply for local and national scholarships.  Most of the local scholarships will be listed in the guide or on our guidance website.  Applications are available in the guidance office.  Pay careful attention to deadlines and instructions.  Each scholarship will have a variety of different requirements.
  4. All students should create an account on CFWV (College Foundation of West Virginia) http;//www.cfwv.com.  This website is a fantastic resource for career planning, interest inventories, college searches, and scholarships.  There are over a million scholarships available to West Virginia students that can be accessed from this site.  It has an easy to use search feature to help you narrow down the information that is most relevant to you.

Financial Aid Information

FAFSA (Federal Application for Student Aid) - http://www.fafsa.ed.gov available Oct.1. This Federal form is required to be completed before applying for most types of financial aid. It will now be based on the income tax return you filed 2 years prior.  (Example - Filing the FAFSA for 2017-18 can be done after Oct. 1, 2016 based on the 2015 tax return.

Types of Financial Assistance Available from filling out the FAFSA:
    
    GRANTS:

        Federal Pell Grant
        TEACH Grant Program
        Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG)
        Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG)
        Institutional Grants
        Iraq and Afghanistan Service Grant
    
    
LOANS:
        Direct Stafford Loans
        Direct Subsidized Loans
        Direct Unsubsidized Loans
        Direct PLUS Loans for Parents
   
    WORK PROGRAMS:

        Federal College Work-Study



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Hampshire County Schools
111 School Street
Romney, WV 26757
Dr. Jeffrey R. Crook
Superintendent
Phone: (304) 822-3528
Fax: (304) 822-3540