FINANCIAL AID 101
An important step in the college planning process is determining how to pay for your education. Remember that the costs of going to college include not just the direct costs of tuition, fees, room, and board, but also indirect costs such as books, transportation, and miscellaneous expenses for clothing, laundry, entertainment, and recreation. This FEDERAL STUDENT AID AT A GLANCE flyer can help answer some questoins. In addition, you may be eligible for many different types of aid, including:
- Scholarships: Non-repayable awards based on merit, or merit plus need
- Grants: Non-repayable awards based on need
- Loans: Educational loans are available through private lending institutions, colleges, and the federal government. Federal student loans have low interest rates with payments deferred while the student is enrolled in school. Loans must be repaid.
- Work-study Programs: Jobs that allow students to earn money towards their expenses while they are enrolled in school.
If you would like to request your counselor to write a letter of recommendation for either college admission or a scholarship, this purple packet must be completed and submitted to your counselor at least 3 weeks prior to the deadline (15 school days). Make sure the college/university requires a recommendation before requesting one. Not all schools require them! In addition, we have linked a copy of the College Admissions Resume Template. This tempate can help guide you when creating a college admissions resume when if and when needed.
If you are planning on visiting a college or university during BHS School Hours, please be sure to supply Mrs. Henson with a signed letter from the instiution you visited showing your name and date of visit in order to excuse your absence. You are allowed two college visits your Junior and Senior year. Please contact Mrs. Henson at 830-357-2206 for complete details.
The 2020-21 BISD College Fair will be held at Boerne High School in October of 2020. There are over a hundred colleges, universities and military recruiters that attend every year so check back so you don't miss out on the opportunity to visit with some of these reps and find out what it is you need to do in order to attend their institution.