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The “How to Pay for College” booklet will inform you about the financial aid application process and financial aid programs available in Arkansas.

This information can help you achieve any level of education beyond high school including certificate programs, two and four-year degrees and graduate degrees. Follow this guide to make your college dreams become a reality.

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TASSELTime features:

Scholarships -Hundreds of individual scholarship sites including databases which link to over 700,000 scholarships

Colleges - Links to over 3,000 colleges in the United States

Financial Aid - The top financial aid sites to help you determine and fill out applications for aid

ACT and SAT - Specific links to both the ACT and SAT sites with helpful guidance

Careers - Career interest inventories to help determine suitable careers

Military - Links to all the military branches as well as military career search sites

Athlete Recruitment - Both recruitment and NCAA sites

Writing Essays - Links provided on “How to write and critique essays”

Helpful Websites to Answer Financial Aid Questions

Here are other ways to find scholarships

  1. Check out our 2020-21 Scholarships page for various scholarships.

  2. Check out any of the the other links on the Scholarships & Financial Aid Drop Down Menu (above).

  3. Submit your fafsa.ed.gov application ASAP. The deadline in Arkansas to submit is June 1, 2021.

  4. If you plan to attend college in Arkansas, have a min score of 19 on your ACT, submit your FAFSA application, then apply for the Arkansas Academic Challenge Scholarship @ scholarships.adhe.edu

  5. After applying to a University or College, check out the schools financial aid/scholarship page. Schools offer multiple scholarships -- see if you qualify and keep an eye out for deadlines. Don't miss out!

  6. Use tasseltime.com, fastweb.com, or myscholly.com to help you find scholarships that fit you. These websites match you with scholarships that you qualify for.

  7. As always, meet with your school counselor/advisor for direction and guidance.

The idea is to apply, apply, apply to as many scholarships as possible. College is expensive, like really expensive. But you can afford a quality education, regardless of who you are, where you're from, or what you have. (if you do your part and meet their requirements obviously). Good luck!

College Exploration & Scholarship Worksheet

This spreadsheet can help you keep track of scholarship requirements, deadlines, and any offered awards. Be sure to make a copy of it and save to your own folder.