General Scholarship Information
The best source for scholarship information is always the financial aid office of the college/university you wish to attend. 4 great, free sites we recommend for scholarship searches are:
- For more WCPSS Scholarships, visit http://www.scholarshipplus.com/wake/
Find the Scholarship Bulletin and any applications here: SHS Scholarship Bulletin
Financial Aid Information
The FAFSA is now open: https://fafsa.ed.gov/
Residency Determination Service: https://ncresidency.cfnc.org/residencyInfo/pdf/RDSBasicsHS.pdf
It is a great idea to fill out the FAFSA and the RDS at the same time since they require some of the same information.
All students who plan to attend a community college or a 4 year public college/university in North Carolina will be required to complete the Residency Determination Service forms. These are required forms to determine your residency for in-state tuition. This form can ONLY be filled out through the College Foundation of North Carolina (CFNC) website. For that reason, you must create a CFNC account if you do not have one already. Additionally, all official transcripts must be sent to in-state schools (both 2 year and 4 year) through CFNC's Transcript Manager function.
We have a financial aid advisor at Sanderson who is available to meet with students. To make an appointment, students need to come to Student Services. Mary Ann Norwood, our financial aid advisor, is at Sanderson on Wednesdays from 8:00-1pm. Mrs. Norwood will also be visiting each Senior English class each semester to talk about financial aid. Please view a helpful PowerPoint: Financial Aid Information
- Great article on understanding financial aid and how it works: Understanding Fin Aid
- 3 big reasons to fill out the FAFSA even if you think you make too much money
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