College Financial Aid

Scholarships and Financial Aid

Paying for College

The FAFSA is a FREE application. You never have to pay to complete the form. 

Scholarships, grants and loans. Oh My?!

Scholarships - awards of money that you get for college that you do not have to pay back

Grants - awards you get from Federal and State funding that you do you not have to pay back and are usually based on income

Loans - money given to you temporarily to help pay for college that you have to pay back with interest

Make a plan and plan to earn money. Set a goal to complete so many scholarships applications a week/month. The best way to avoid taking loans in college is to apply for as many scholarships as possible.  Pro-tip: Save all of your essays. Many times you can reuse your essays by making small changes to fit a new application.



  • FAFSA - Free Application for Federal Student Aid 
  • The only form needed to qualify students for state and federal aid, grant and work study money. 
  • Filing the FAFSA is a new graduation requirement: Governor Eric Holcomb signed S.B. 167 into law on April 25,  requiring high school seniors to complete the FAFSA, or opt out of doing so, to graduate. 
  • Many merit-based scholarships require this information and family circumstances may change due to unforeseen events 

FAFSA Application



Scholarships are updated and listed on Naviance as they become available. They are also posted on the bulletin board in the main hallway. 


Additional Scholarships can be found at:

 Elkhart Community Foundation