Financial Aid Resources 2010-11

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Financial
 Aid
 Resources
  Outreach
 educators
 are
 available
 to
 assist
 students
 with
 the
 process
 of
 identifying
 and
 applying
  for
 financial
 aid
 and
 scholarships.
 For
 more
 information,
 contact
 Sammy
 Redd
  ([email protected])
 at
 (276)
 403-­‐5611
 or
 Steve
 Keyser
  ([email protected])
 at
 (276)
 403-­‐5612.
 
 
  FAFSA
 Priority
 Deadlines
  All
 students
 should
 complete
 the
 FAFSA
 (Free
 Application
 for
 Federal
 Student
 Aid).
 Students
  must
 apply
 by
 the
 priority
 deadline
 to
 qualify
 for
 all
 sources
 of
 state
 and
 institutional
 funding.
  Students
 can
 apply
 after
 the
 priority
 deadline
 with
 the
 understanding
 that
 some
 sources
 of
 aid
  will
 no
 longer
 be
 available.
 The
 FAFSA
 is
 available
 online
 at
 www.fafsa.ed.gov.
 
  James
 Madison
 University
 –
 March
 1
 
 
 
 
 
  (540)
 831-­‐5408
  Longwood
 University
 –
 March
 1
 
 
 
 
 
  (434)
 395-­‐2077
  Norfolk
 State
 University
 –
 March
 15
 
 
 
 
 
  (757)
 823-­‐8381
  Old
 Dominion
 University
 –
 February
 15
 
 
 
 
  (757)
 683-­‐3683
  Patrick
 Henry
 Community
 College
 –
 June
 1
 
 
 
 
  (276)
 656-­‐0317
  Radford
 University
 –
 March
 1
 
 
 
 
 
 
  (540)
 831-­‐5408
  Virginia
 Commonwealth
 University
 –
 April
 15
 (March
 15
 preferred)
 
  (804)
 828-­‐6669
 
 
  Local
 &
 Regional
 Scholarship
 Programs
  SOUTHSIDE
 TOBACCO
 LOAN
 FORGIVENESS
 PROGRAM
 –
 www.tic.virginia.gov
  Provides
 students
 with
 a
 loan
 of
 up
 to
 $1,875
 per
 semester.
 The
 Southside
 Tobacco
 Loan
  Forgiveness
 Program
 accepts
 one
 year
 of
 documented
 full-­‐time
 employment
 in
 one
 of
 the
  counties
 in
 the
 Southside
 Virginia
 region
 as
 qualification
 for
 one
 year
 of
 loan
 forgiveness.
 Funds
  disbursed
 on
 a
 first
 come,
 first
 served
 basis.
 Financial
 need,
 income,
 and
 credit
 history
 are
 not
  considered.
 Program
 begins
 accepting
 applications
 February
 1
 for
 the
 2010-­‐11
 academic
 year.
 
 
  JT
 –
 MINNIE
 MAUDE
 SCHOLARSHIP
 –
 www.jtmm.org
  Awards
 almost
 $1
 million
 annually
 in
 scholarship
 funds
 for
 students
 in
 this
 region.
 Last
 year,
  scholarships
 ranged
 from
 $500
 to
 $7,500.
 Financial
 need
 is
 considered
 but
 not
 a
 determining
  factor.
 Individuals
 living
 in
 the
 following
 counties
 are
 eligible:
 Henry
 County,
 Martinsville
 City,
  Danville
 City,
 Pittsylvania
 County,
 Halifax
 County,
 Rockingham
 County,
 NC,
 and
 Caswell
 County,
  NC.
 Application
 deadline
 for
 traditional-­‐age
 students
 is
 April
 2.
 Application
 deadlines
 for
 non-­‐ traditional
 students
 are
 February
 1,
 June
 1,
 and
 October
 1.
 
  MARTINSVILLE
 AREA
 COMMUNITY
 FOUNDATION
 –
 www.martinsvilleareacommunityfoundation.org
  Students
 complete
 one
 application
 to
 qualify
 for
 a
 variety
 of
 local
 scholarships.
 Funding
 is
  available
 primarily
 for
 Henry
 County
 and
 Martinsville
 City,
 but
 funds
 may
 be
 awarded
 to
  students
 in
 Pittsylvania
 County,
 Patrick
 County,
 and
 Franklin
 County.
 Application
 deadline
 is
  April
 1.
 
 

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PATRICK
 HENRY
 COMMUNITY
 COLLEGE
 SCHOLARSHIP
 PROGRAM
 –
 www.ph.vccs.edu
  Students
 who
 are
 taking
 classes
 at
 Patrick
 Henry
 Community
 College
 can
 apply
 for
 scholarships
  administered
 by
 the
 PHCC
 Foundation.
 Students
 complete
 one
 application
 which
 is
 typically
  made
 available
 online
 in
 late
 March
 –
 early
 April.
 Danville
 Community
 College
 sponsors
 a
 similar
  scholarship
 program.
 
  BEN
 GARDNER
 SCHOLARSHIPS
 –
 www.newcollegeinstitute.org
  Administered
 by
 the
 New
 College
 Foundation,
 the
 Ben
 Gardner
 Scholarship
 Program
 awards
  scholarships
 to
 students
 expressing
 an
 interest
 in
 law,
 allied
 health,
 the
 environment,
 or
  community
 service.
 In
 2009,
 the
 Foundation
 awarded
 four
 $1000
 scholarships
 to
 New
 College
  Institute
 students.
 Applications
 will
 be
 posted
 on
 the
 New
 College
 Institute
 website
 in
 Spring
  2010.
 
  FEDERAL
 STUDENT
 LOAN
 FORGIVENESS
 PROGRAMS
 –
 www.studentaid.ed.gov
  Students
 entering
 public
 service
 careers,
 including
 jobs
 in
 education,
 social
 work,
 healthcare,
  public
 safety,
 government,
 and
 non-­‐profit
 agencies
 may
 qualify
 for
 loan
 cancellation
 after
  working
 for
 a
 required
 number
 of
 years
 after
 graduation.
 Students
 with
 questions
 should
  contact
 Sammy
 Redd
 ([email protected])
 at
 (276)
 403-­‐5611
 for
 more
 information.
 
 
  Scholarship
 Search
 Websites
  Students
 are
 also
 encouraged
 to
 visit
 local
 high
 school
 websites
 as
 well
 as
 the
 Patrick
 Henry
  Community
 College
 website
 for
 information
 about
 local,
 regional,
 and
 national
 scholarship
  programs.
  FASTWEB
 –
 www.fastweb.com
  COLLEGE
 BOARD
 –
 www.collegeboard.com
  STATE
 COUNCIL
 OF
 HIGHER
 EDUCATION
 FOR
 VIRGINIA
 –
 www.schev.edu
 
 
  Books
  These
 books
 are
 great
 resources
 for
 students
 motivated
 to
 extend
 their
 scholarship
 search
  beyond
 local
 and
 regional
 programs
 
  HOW
 TO
 GO
 TO
 COLLEGE
 (ALMOST)
 FOR
 FREE
 –
 Ben
 Kaplan
 
  THE
 ULTIMATE
 SCHOLARSHIP
 BOOK
 2010
 –
 Gen
 and
 Kelly
 Tanabe
 
 
  Tuition
 Tax
 Credit
  Students
 can
 claim
 a
 tax
 credit
 of
 up
 to
 $2,500
 for
 qualified
 educational
 expenses.
 Qualified
  expenses
 include
 tuition,
 fees,
 and
 books
 and
 can
 be
 claimed
 for
 money
 that
 students
 pay
 out-­‐ of-­‐pocket
 or
 through
 loans.
 
 
  Students
 should
 receive
 Form
 1098-­‐T
 in
 the
 mail
 from
 the
 college
 and
 should
 use
 it
 to
 claim
 the
  credit
 on
 their
 tax
 returns.
 

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