Testing requirements for many college applications have changed. Be sure to check with the admissions office of any colleges you plan to apply to so that you have the latest information on testing criteria.
The ACT is a standardized exam that is used by U.S. colleges in their admissions process. The ACT assesses a student’s college readiness in the subject areas of English, mathematics, reading, and science. Students may also take the ACT Plus Writing, which includes a 30-minute writing exam.
Financial aid is money lent or given to you to help you pay for college. Grants and scholarships are kinds of financial aid that you don’t have to pay back; that’s why they’re called gift aid.
All kinds of students get gift aid. Most grants are awarded based on financial need. But a good portion of gift aid is awarded for academic achievement.
To apply for federal student aid, such as federal grants, work-study, and loans, you need to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Please visit the direct website in order to walk through It includes step-by-step instructions for completing the online FAFSA as well as pre-application worksheets.