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GHS Guidance provides information to help you fund your education beyond high school in the GHS Planning Guide (English or Espanol).

Read the State of Connecticut's Office of Higher Education's Paying for College Publication.

The FAFSA is available October 1st each year and allows families to use their "prior-prior year" tax returns to apply for federal financial aid for their students in college. Here is a link to a video to help you complete the FAFSA.

The Connecticut State University System has a financial aid form for use by students who are undocumented and therefore cannot use the FAFSA.  

FAFSA Day events are held in the fall each year. Financial Aid experts will be on hand to help families complete the FAFSA at local universities such as Norwalk Community College, Housatonic Community College and Western Connecticut State University.

Here are the powerpoint slides from our Financial Aid Presentation delivered on 1/6/2020.

Here is a great video about Paying for College from Lew DeLuca, Financial Literacy Specialist at Southern Connecticut State University.  SCSU's website has lots of great resources.  

Edvisors Evaluating College Costs & Student Financial Aid Tip Sheet

Compare Net Price of colleges on your list using this template.

The Greenwich High School Student Loan Fund is a community organization that provides up to $5000 in interest free student loans for each year of undergraduate education. Payments are spaced over a standard ten year period.  PLEASE NOTE, the GHSSLF will not be processing requests for this October 1 application cycle.  The plan is to be available again next June!  Stay tuned for updates!  

The Greenwich Scholarship Association is a community organization that distributes a wide variety of locally funded scholarships. The applications are online, at greenwichscholarship.org. Seniors and their parents will be informed when the application is open.  Here is the flyer of information for the current school year.  

Article: 529 Plan Impact on Financial Aid

Article: Strategies for Using a 529 Plan to RePay Student Loans 

Article: How to Read Financial Aid Award Letters