Gilbert Public Schools FAFSA Nights & Resources
Reminder for the Class of 2021:
Remember it's not too early to start and complete your FAFSA for the upcoming 2021–2022 school year!
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.
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
Arizona State University, Northern Arizona University, and the University of Arizona are coming together to ensure you and your family are well informed about the opportunities and resources available to you, hosting joint virtual information sessions for prospective students and families to discuss the following:
- How to navigate the college admission process.
- Scholarships and financial aid.
- Information about each university.
- The honors experience at each university.
Arizona College Consortium (AZ-CC) is a membership of over 30 post-secondary institutions. The organization’s mission is to provide quality education pathways to meet the needs of future scholars. This college fair will allow students and families to:
- Uncover new college options through a robust search tool
- Experience virtual campus tours
- Watch videos and download materials helpful for in decision process
- Schedule meetings and interviews with admissions representatives
Tuesday, October 27 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Tuesday, November 17 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
NACAC Virtual College Fairs - Sign up now and start exploring!
Monday, October 12: 10:00 am -6:00 pm
Sunday, October 18: 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Sunday, November 8: 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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.
Upcoming Scholarships & Deadlines
February 5, 2021
February 10, 2021
February 18, 2021
What is FAFSA and Who Should Apply?
According to FAFSA® (Federal Application for Student Aid) provides more than $120 billion in grants, loans, and work-study funds each year to help pay for college or career school. State governments and many colleges and career schools may also use your FAFSA information to award you their aid.
The FAFSA application starts on October 1st for the following year. To apply for this aid, you must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®) form.