ICAN Succeed Presentations:
ICAN College Planning Center in West Des Moines
The offices of ICAN realized that their regular office hours are not convenient for all families during this busy time of year. Because of this Iowa College Access Network (College Planning Center) has appointments available on Saturdays. The services offered by the CPC are always FREE.
FAFSA4caster, an early eligibility estimator, is now available at www.FederalStudentAid.ed.gov/.
Paper FAFSA's or no longer available to schools in bulk; instead, students may request up to three copies from 1-800-4-Fed-AID or www.edpubs.org. Alternatively, you may download a PDF of the FAFSA at www.FederalStudentAid.ed.gov.
Important - Important
January 19th, 2012
This year the meetings will be conducted by the Iowa College Access Network.
Topics: Financial Aid Basics, Completing FAFSA, Grant-Scholarship-Loan Information, Graduation Requirements, and Senior Year Expectations.
Parents of Seniors are expected to attend. Other high school parents are encouraged to attend as well. There is a lot to learn; do not wait until the last semester of high school to begin understanding the financial aid process.
The Golden Circle College Fair is TBA, 2011, at the Polk County Convention Complex (501 Grand Ave) in downtown Des Moines from 12:30-3:00 p.m. This is the largest college fair in Iowa. Approximately 150 colleges will be represented from all over the country. The 17th annual college fair is sponsored by the Iowa College Access Network More info...
The Des Moines Christian School is again hosting a Christian College Fair sponsored by the National Assocation of Christian Colleges. The fair will take place TBA, 2011 from 6:30-8:30 p.m.at their Timberlake campus, located at 13007 Douglas Parkway in Urbandale. Admission is free and a financial aid workshop will be available.
Many college fairs incorporate a Financial Aid meeting. For more details about other college fairs in the Des Moines area click here.
Free money which is usually awarded based upon financial need. May have to attend an in-state college.
Free money which is usually awarded based at least partially upon academics such as GPA, class rank, ACT/SAT scores. Often incorporates school activities and community service. May also take into account such items as work experience, leadership activities, recommendations, and personal essay.
You should check with the particular colleges you are looking to attend. Also inquire of local civic organizations, parents' employers, along with FREE online searches to locate additional opportunities.
The College Planning Center has several links to such free scholarship searches.
Interest charged for money which may be immediate or deferred.
See the details of the different types of loans available.
Online FAFSA: www.pin.ed.gov