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Welcome Seniors! Soon you will be graduating from Western High School and beginning your life outside the walls of WHS. During your senior year, you will be faced with many decisions. The information on this page focuses on college and post-secondary opportunities and will provide you with resources to help you decide what to do next.

SENIOR TIME-TABLE - CLASS OF 2020 - View/Download PDF

FINANCIAL AID

Financial aid can be a gift that you keep or a loan that you must repay. It can come from the government, from your college, or from some other source. It can be paid directly to the student, to the student's school, or to the student's parents.

The process of putting financial aid together is called packaging. The college financial aid office prepares each student's aid package. This package can be made up with many types of aid. Each student can accept or reject all or part of their financial aid package.

MAJOR TYPES OF AID (Defined)

  • SCHOLARSHIPS — Non-repayable gift, often based upon some measure of academic performance and financial need. Some scholarships are based on academic performance only and are made available by the individual college.
  • GRANTS — Non-repayable gift aid, usually allocated upon need alone.
  • EDUCATIONAL/ LOANS — Funds requiring repayment, usually after the student leaves college.
  • WORK STUDY — Wages earned for part-time work on or off campus during the school year.

RESOURCES

Scholarship resources:

College and career readiness agencies:

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