Financial Aid/FAFSA Resources
Opens October first and can qualify you for grants, loans and work studies
FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid)
Step 1: Create a FSA ID at https://fsaid.ed.gov/npas/index.htm
Step 2: Fill out the FAFSA at www.fafsa.gov
Federal Student Aid: https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/
Free FAFSA Help (800)433-3243
Find scholarships using the following:
➢ School website <Click on Counseling and Career > College and Career > Scholarships
➢ Use a scholarship data base or search engine! This allows you to search for scholarships easily by building a profile or using a search bar to find scholarships you could qualify for!
➢ Independent companies, employers, clubs and organizations (check with your parents)
➢ Through college websites (department scholarships and matrix)
➢ State and local (see your college and career counselor for details)
State and Local Level
State Board of Education Scholarships: https://boardofed.idaho.gov/scholarships/
Next Steps Idaho: https://nextsteps.idaho.gov/scholarships/
Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE): www.wiche.edu/wue (if going out of state)
ROTC (Reserve Officer Training Corp): http://www.todaysmilitary.com/before-serving-in-the-military/rotc-programs
Naviance is a college and career readiness software that provides students with college planning and career assessment tools! Here are some examples of what you can do on Naviance.
Create a resume
Request high school transcripts
Take assessments to see what careers are a good fit for you
SuperMatch on Naviance is a tool for using search criteria to find colleges that fit what you're looking for.
Next Steps Idaho: Future Findr https://nextstepsidaho.gov
Naviance: Create a resume, explore careers, take an assessment, find scholarships and more!
Go to district website > click Parent/Student tab > click Educational Apps > click Clever > Log in with this information:
User name = school user name followed by @westada.org
Password = school password
Take career assessment under About Me>My Assessments or research careers
Idaho Professional Technical Education https://pte.idaho.gov/
Career Atlas https://careeratlas.idaho.gov
Boise State Major Finder https://majors.boisestate.edu/
University of Idaho Major and Career Exploration https://www.uidaho.edu/current-students/career-services/students-and-alumni/explore
CollegeGrad.com Career Profiles https://collegegrad.com/careers
College Entrance Exams ACT & SAT
You can choose to take either on your own. Having a good score can help you get money for college.
The College Board: www.collegeboard.org
Register for SAT and get information about updates, practice tests, view and send scores
Learn about AP courses and credits, view scores and send them to your school
FREE Test Prep for SAT via Khan Academy: https://www.khanacademy.org/
FREE Test Prep for ACT: https://academy.act.org
OTHER STUDY OPTIONS
Books with practice tests are available at a bookstore or at the library
Next Steps Idaho has resources https://careerinfo.nextsteps.idaho.gov/resource-category/future-you/assessments-test-prep/
Private tutors and study groups
Private individuals in the community offer tutoring for the SAT and ACT as well. Here are a few resources.
* The price for these services varies so please call them directly for information regarding cost
Huntington Learning Center STEP Ahead Idaho
13371 W Chinden #103 (208) 761-4140 https://stepaheadidaho.org/
Boise, ID 83713
Kathi Lecertua Class 101
939-6256 Kathi.email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org or (208)297-6275
Jobs and Apprenticeships
Create a resume, get text alerts about job openings, apply and more...
Idaho Workers Opportunity Network https://idahoapprenticeships.org/
Get paid to learn a trade. Includes things like electrician, iron workers, plumbers, lineman and more
Workforce Development http://cwi.edu/programs-degrees/workforce-development
Trade Schools: https://www.trade-schools.net/locations/idaho-schools-directory.asp