Gilbert Public Schools FAFSA Nights & Resources

Finish the Semester Strong & Study for Your Finals

  • Keep up your good study habits! If you are struggling at any time: 1st-Consult your teacher, 2nd-Seek tutoring assistance, and 3rd-Consult your Counselor.

    Take advantage of any teacher or school-wide study sessions. Do not wait till the very last week to get help in a subject you may be struggling with. If you feel like a class is particularly easy for you, help out a friend and be a tutor. Teaching peers can only help solidify learning the material for you, too.

Letters of Recommendation

  • You may need letters of recommendation for university applications, scholarships, or reference letters for employment. Plan ahead!

    The best practice is to give your recommender at least a three weeks notice before it is needed. Here is a form you can fill out and provide to your recommender with information to help them. 


    Letter of Recommendation Form 

Research School-Specific Scholarships

  • Each school you apply to will have merit-based scholarships as well as their own school-specific lists.  These may be based out of specific programs or from private donors. Check out this link to scholarships at the in-state universities and community colleges. 

College Fair or Tours

  • Attend a college fair or request a campus tour!

    Attend the NACAC College Fair (National Association for College Admission Counseling) at the Phoenix Convention Center! Don't miss this opportunity to meet with representatives from hundreds of colleges throughout the nation.

    Attend the Mesa Public Schools College Fair – this annual event allows you to meet college reps, and learn about out of state, in state and community college programs and campuses. Over 100 colleges, and high school programs are represented at the Mesa Public Schools College Fair.

    College Fair Tips – Use these tips from NACAC to make the most out of the experience. 

    Why should I pre-register? Provide your information one time through a simple, online registration page instead of dozens of times on prospect cards at each college table.

What is FAFSA and Who Should Apply?

FAFSA Questions? Text for Answers

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Last Modified on February 28, 2020