There are a number of factors that determine whether you should apply for FAFSA aid. Generally, you must have a high school diploma or GED and should be enrolled in a full-time college program. US citizenship is also a factor, but non-US citizens may also be eligible for FAFSA depending on their immigrant status. Most, if not all, students must show that they’re making progress on their degree by renewing their FAFSA every year in order to retain their aid. Deadlines vary depending on federal and state regulations, and your university may also have a specific deadline. Contact your school’s admissions office and look on the FAFSA website for more information on when to apply for scholarships.
3. Once you’ve familiarized yourself with what’s available, go to the Web sites for specific scholarships (., ) to read more about the requirements and process, review profiles of previous winners, and download application instructions and forms.
4. Cultivate your relationships with your faculty members.
5. Become involved on campus and in your community.
6. Make an appointment to meet with Ruth Ost in Honors or Denise Connerty in International Programs to discuss your options and qualifications.
7. For scholarship programs that require the endorsement of Temple University, be sure you know Temple’s internal application deadlines and requirements.