Scholarship Foundation Applications - Important Deadlines
Part One: Scholarship Foundation Online Application due by January 28, 2020
Part Two: Supporting Materials by February 5, 2020 at 6PM
Must be resident of Indian River County
Must have financial need and desire and ability to succeed
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How to Jumpstart the FAFSA Process.
The 2020-2021 FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) is the form that all students applying for financial aid this year must complete. It will be available to complete online at FAFSA.gov on October 1, 2019. A copy of last year's FAFSA is available here. We encourage you to review it now and gather the information you will need to complete the FAFSA on October 1. (Note: Do not submit this paper form. It is for last year and it is fastest and easiest to submit your application online, so we never recommend students apply using a paper form.)
We also encourage you to use the forecasting system at the FAFSA website to get an indication of your EFC (Expected Family Contribution.) This is the number the federal government and almost all colleges expect each family must contribute to their student's education each year. It defines the amount and type of aid you will be eligible to receive. Click here for for the FAFSA4caster.
2020 Application Update...Process and Deadlines
- The Scholarship Foundation Application process has THREE parts. Full details are available at Who Can Apply and How to Apply.
- Applicants must complete and submit Part One: Online Application by Wednesday, January 28, 2020.
After submitting their Part One application, applicants must Schedule an appointment to turn in their Part Two: Supplemental Materials. They will then gather these materials to have them all in hand for their appointment.
- At their appointed time, applicants will bring their Part Two required documents to the Scholarship Foundation office, where they will sit with an intake counselor to review their submissions. This step must be completed no later than Wednesday, February 5, 2020 by 6PM. Applicants should not wait until the last minute to submit their application and schedule this appointment.
- Applicants selected as best meeting our application criteria will be scheduled by email for a financial interview in March or April, where they will turn in their Part Three documents.
Use the IRS Data Retrieval Tool When Filing Your FAFSA
The IRS Data Retrieval Tool allows students and parents to access the IRS tax return information needed to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Students and parents may transfer the data directly into their FAFSA.
If you are eligible to use the IRS Data Retrieval Tool, FAFSA recommends using the tool for several reasons:
- It is the easiest way to provide your tax data.
- It is the best way of ensuring that your FAFSA has accurate tax information.
- You will not need to provide a copy of your or your parents' tax returns to your college.
- If you do not use the IRS Data Retrieval Tool to provide tax information and your college requests a copy of your tax return or your parents' tax return, you may be required to obtain an official tax transcript from the IRS.
- Some colleges require the use of the tool. You may originally file using estimates, but they will require you to go back and update using the tool.
Want More Info? Need help with the FAFSA? Contact our office if you have questions or need help!
Application Calendar: Class of 2020
Aug - Sept: Register with FAFSA (fafsa.gov) system. Get pins for student and parent. Use FAFSAForecaster and EFC calculators to get an early view of your EFC and eligibility for federal financial aid.
Oct 1: FAFSA and CSS Profile systems open. Complete these applications ASAP. They use your 2018 tax returns, so no reason to wait.
October - March: Priority financial aid deadlines for many Florida schools. These have gotten earlier, so check with your schools.
Nov 1: Scholarship Foundation Part One application opens.
Nov 8: Registration deadline for December 7th SAT and December 14th ACT (check for late registration deadlines)
Dec 1: Bright Futures registration opens
January 28: Scholarship Foundation Part One: Online Application due. Only those who meet this deadline can proceed with Part Two.
January 30 - February 5: Part Two Intake Interview appointments at Scholarship Foundation office.
February 5 6PM: Scholarship Foundation Part Two: Supplemental Materials and intake meeting deadline.
March: Scholarship Foundation Financial interviews will be scheduled by email for eligible applicants
March TBD: Scholarship Foundation financial interviews; Part Three documents must be submitted by this time
May TBD: Interviews for Richardson finalists
Early-May: Invitations to Scholarship Foundation Awards Ceremony emailed and mailed
May 12: Scholarship Foundation Awards Ceremony at Vero Beach High School Performing Arts Center (attendance required for invited recipients)