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2017-2018 Scholarships and Financial Aid Information





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2017-2018 Scholarships and

Financial Aid Information


Gear Up College Scholarship Deadlines


Do you want reminders and alerts when scholarships are posted and due?  Sign up to join Mrs. Lee's "REMIND" group.  CLICK HERE FOR DIRECTIONS!


ACT Test Dates

SAT Test Dates
Test Prep Sites:
Free Test Prep & College Admission Guides - http://freetestprep.com
Available to George West High School students:
-SAT and ACT lessons and practice tests
-EOC lessons and practice tests
-GED lessons and practice tests
See the high school counselor for login information! 
College Days:

11th and 12th grade students are allowed 2 "college day" visits per year.  Students need to contact the attendance clerk or administrator prior to their visit and within three days of the visit, must submitted the "GWHS College Day Form" to the GWHS Attendance Clerk. 


Texas Gear Up College Tour Dates and Information




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Explore careers, economy, job growth and outlook, watch various occupational videos, and much more!


Important Websites:
Apply Texas: www.applytexas.org
For the Freshmen Application handbook:
Common Application: www.commonapp.org
College for Texans: www.collegeforalltexans.com
Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board:
Minnie Stevens Piper Foundation Compendium of Texas Colleges and Financial Aid: www.window.state.tx.us/scholars
Gear Up:
Apply Texas:

Students applying to Texas Public Universities, some private and two-year schools, will use the Apply Texas website.  This will streamline the application process.  Once you have reached a certain point or completed an application, you can "copy" your information to use to apply for additional schools.  In addition to admission applications, most universities' "Scholarship" applications must be completed through Apply Texas.  However, these must be completed the same time you are completing your college application! 


Apply Texas: www.applytexas.org 

For a list of general application information, fees, which parts of the application that must be completed, and which essays are required for each university:

Texas Gear Up College Admission Information

Financial Aid:
As soon as possible after October 1, 2017, students and their parents should complete the Free Application of Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).  A FAFSA must be on file with each school to which you have applied in order to be considered for any form of federal or state assistance: Pell Grant, TEXAS Grant, Work-Study Employment, Stafford Loans, etc.  Many scholarships also require that the FAFSA at least be filed, regardless.  Remember, the FAFSA is FREE.  If for some reason a website you are on is asking for money, you are not on the correct website. 
The FSA ID is a username and password that gives you the unique benefit of loggin into yor accounts - while removing all personally identifieable information.  Students and their their parent must have an FSA ID. 
Some universities require a CSS profile.  Check with your college or university of choice to see if the CSS is a requirement.  Additional information can be found at: www.collegeboard.org.