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High School Seniors: Three Things To Do Now!!

First, get your admissions applications in now! Nothing else – financial aid offers, housing deposits, invitations to Accepted Student Days, Orientation Days, etc. – can happen until you are accepted.


Second, file your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) as soon as possible after it becomes available on October 1! Nothing can happen on your financial aid – merit or financial need-based - until you have been offered admission, but if your FAFSA already has been filed, the college is in a position to offer you a financial aid award. The sooner the better, right?! We are hosting FAFSA events on 11/3 and 11/10.


3rd, Now also is the time to look at LOCAL scholarship opportunities! Go to your high school guidance office or the main office. Get a copy of the Awards Night program from this past spring and see who gave scholarships to last year’s seniors who are entering college this fall. Look for those that might fit you, then express an interest in, apply for, write an easy for, etc. It amazes us all the time how many seniors just never get around to pursuing these local scholarships for which there is MUCH less competition than on the national free scholarship websites. Check your colleges of interest.  

Good luck and let us know if we can help in some way!




Anderson High School




Ivy Tech

IU GROUPS INTEREST?  Call out meeting 09/16/21 Deadline 11/1/21
Seniors…are you interested in the IU Groups program?  FULL TUITION FOR ELIGIBLE STUDENTS!!


  • You must have a 2.5 GPA
  • Be a first generation college attendee (your parents can have an associate’s degree).    
  • And you must meet basic Indiana University admission requirements.


Please visit IU Groups Scholar page for more information.

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