FINANCIAL AID INFORMATIONColleges and Universities determine financial need based on the submission of the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid). Some private schools use the CSS Profile (College Scholarship Service Profile) in addition to the FAFSA. Please consult each college's financial aid page for their requirements. Generally, men, age 18-25, living in the US (citizens and non-citizens alike) must register with the Selective Service in order to receive federal student aid.Many Colleges and Universities also offer significant merit aid/scholarships (based on academic performance/special talents) irrespective of financial need. Consult each school's website for merit-based opportunities.
STATE & REGIONAL SCHOLARSHIPS
The College Counseling office is NOT ABLE to stay current regarding all state and regional scholarships, however, we are familiar with two significant (full-ride) scholarships and discounted tuition opportunities with partnering western institutions.Boettcher Scholarship - highly competitive, must attend college in ColoradoDaniels - competitive, must exhibit true financial need/be low incomeWestern Undergraduate Exchange - out-of-state students pay no more than 150% of in-state tuition at participating schoolsFor more information about these opportunities, please see Charlie during Access.
Each year the Aspen community offers a generous variety of scholarships to Aspen High School graduating seniors. In 2019, 47 donors and organizations awarded $473,000 in scholarships to 87 deserving students. Aspen High School coordinates all of the local scholarships into one online process for students. The Local Scholarship Program launches in January.
The general timeline is below.
January 14 LOCAL SCHOLARSHIP MEETING FOR PARENTS | 5:30-6:30 PM Seminar Room
January 15 LOCAL SCHOLARSHIP ROLL OUT FOR STUDENTS | 1:15-2:00 PM Seminar Room
February 12 LOCAL SCHOLARSHIP ROUNDTABLE | 4:00-6:00 PM Seminar Room
February 19 LOCAL SCHOLARSHIP ROUNDTABLE | 4:00-6:00 PM Seminar Room
February 20 LOCAL SCHOLARSHIP DEADLINE | 3:30 PM
April 24 STUDENTS ARE NOTIFIED OF TOTAL SCHOLARSHIP AMOUNT AWARDED
May 26 SENIOR AWARDS & SCHOLARSHIP CEREMONY | District Theater
The College Counseling office is NOT ABLE to stay current regarding all national and corporate scholarships. Below is a list of scholarship search engines we suggest for independent research:Please keep in mind, you should never pay to apply for a scholarship.