Students interested in Dual Enrollment for the fall semester can come see their counselor to obtain the required paperwork for registration at BC. Visit http://www.broward.edu for course descriptions. Once you register for classes, you must bring us your printed BC schedule in order for us to adjust your ISB Charter schedule.
HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS
The high school timeline below is a great way to strategize your academic goals.
Financial aid is money available to help students and their parents pay for educational expenses. It is intended to supplement, but not replace the financial resources of the family.
Types of Financial Aid
1. Scholarships - Some scholarships are based on financial need, while others are based on a student's talents and academic achievements. Scholarships do not have to be repaid, however, students may need to maintain certain requirements or activities to keep their scholarships active.
2. Grants - Federal, state and institutional grants are available to assist students with education expenses. Grants, in most cases, do not need to be repaid; they are based on financial need, so not every student will qualify for them. Since some grants are awarded on a first-come, first served basis, early application is recommended.
3. Student Loans - Students loans are the largest source of financial aid. Although loans must be repaid, they are an excellent source if you borrow wisely. Many loans can be repaid with low monthly payments spread out over several years.
4. Work Study - Work Programs to help pay for college fees
Federal Financial Aid Application Process
WHAT YOU WILL NEED:
US citizen or eligible non-citizen
Valid Social Security Number Standard High School Diploma Prior year Income Tax Return Be registered with Selective Services (males only) Pin number to complete electronic submission
Get a PIN - A PIN lets you apply and "sign", make corrections to your application, and more to your online FAFSA application. Go to www.pin.ed.gov to register for your PIN. Your parents will also need a PIN to sign the application.
Collect the documents needed to apply, including income tax returns and W-2 forms. A full list of what you need is at www.fafsa.ed.gov If you or your parents' taxes are not completed at the time you apply, estimate the tax information, apply, and correct the information later.
Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) after and as close to January 1st as possible. You can apply online at www.fafsa.ed.gov.
Review your Student Aid Report (SAR), the result of your FAFSA application. If necessary, make changes and resubmit. Your SAR will contain your Expected Family Contribution (EFC). This is a number used to determine your eligibility for aid.
Cost of Attendance (COA)
Expected Family Contribution (EFC)
If you are for verification, your school's financial aid office will ask you to submit tax return and other documents as they deem appropriate. Be sure to meet the school's deadline or you will not be able to get federal student aid.
Whether you are selected for verification or not, make sure the financial aid office at your institution has all the information needed to determine your eligibility.
Review award letters form schools to compare amount and types of aid being offered. Decide which school to attend based on a combination of (a)how well the school suits your needs and (b) its affordability after all aid is taken into account.
Broward Advisors for Continuing Education
Scholarship and Financial Aid Information
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Letters of Recommendation
Many colleges do not require or take into consideration a letter of recommendation, however, if your college does require one a letter of recommendation from your counselor, kindly give us two weeks to prepare your letter. Please provide the address and contact person of the College, University or Scholarship program you are applying for. Teacher recommendations would also require a two week advance notice.
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