College Financial Aid & Scholarships
One of the key questions that your child’s college counselor will receive at Wasatch is being advised through the financial aid and scholarship application process. Our counselors will provide support at the student’s request regarding specific documents needed and when students request support in understanding application requirements.
Most financial aid is awarded on the basis of need, and most financial aid programs rely upon one or more of the need-analysis services. The most commonly used system is the CSS Profile service, which requires detailed information about family income, assets, expenses, and indebtedness.
All federal financial aid is based on a similar form, the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Many colleges require an additional form of their own as well. For most students, it will be necessary to submit two forms in order to apply for financial aid: the FAFSA and CSS Profile. These forms are available online. If you need financial aid, please contact the financial aid offices of the colleges or universities to which you apply. The financial aid office at the institution will outline in detail the steps you should follow. Detailed information is also available online at each institution’s website.
The best sources of scholarship information for students and parents are the colleges to which the student is applying. Parents and students should investigate thoroughly which scholarships are available at each institution where the student applies, and then take full advantage of those opportunities, as they will likely provide the most financial assistance to students.
In order to participate in college athletics at Division I and Division II level and receive an athletic scholarship, students must register with the NCAA Eligibility Center and meet academic and amateurism eligibility standards beforehand, which you can discover more about via the link below.