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YOUR FUTURE, NO BOUNDARIES - ASLA College Planning Services is a state-wide college planning service created to assist Arkansas students in achieving their higher education goals.

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The TasselTime Database

Free to Springdale Public School students. A service purchased for students by the Springdale Public School District.


How am I going to afford college?
How do I find out if I qualify for financial aid?
When should I start applying for college?
When should I start looking for scholarships?
Where do I find reliable information about scholarships?
What kind of college entrance tests should I take?

We have done the research to answer these questions and so many more. The TASSELTime website provides pre-qualified websites, so you don’t have to spend numerous hours finding the sites and then wondering if the site is legitimate. We have taken the leg work out of the search so you can concentrate on completing the applications and information to actively pursue your future.

Use the credentials below to access all of TASSELTime's great features for FREE.

Click Here for Tasseltime

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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”


Arkansas' How to Pay for College Booklet


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 multiple levels 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.

How To Pay For College  

E Book - https://edfinancial.cld.bz/How-to-Pay-for-College-2023-24

Federal Student Aid  





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Helpful Websites to Answer Financial Aid Questions

Other ways to find Scholarships and Financial Aid

  • Scholarships By Deadline -

    • Any scholarship that sent to SHS will be listed on this page in order by deadline.

  • Scholarship Databases

    • You put in your information and the database will (do the work for you) match you with scholarships you meet the criteria for.

  • Local Scholarships

    • These scholarships are provided by organizations, businesses, and people in our community.

    • The application will open February 1st of each year.

  • Springdale Education Foundation Scholarships

    • These scholarships are provided by "generous contributions of Springdale patrons."

  • Minority Aid Scholarships

    • Scholarships specifically reserved for students belonging in minority groups.

  • NWACC Financial Aid

    • This is the link to the Financial Aid Office at Northwest Arkansas Community College.

  • NWTI Scholarships

    • This is the link for scholarships at Northwest Technical Institute.

  • School Specific Financial Aid/Scholarships

    • Each Trade School, College, or University you apply to will have a section of their website dedicated to Scholarships and Financial Aide. If you are struggling to find this information contact the school's Admission office. They will be able to direct you to the Financial Aide Office. The advisors in the Financial Aide office can assist you in completing your FAFSA, filling out other financial aide forms, and directing you to scholarships that the school may have available.

Stay Organized

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.