“To assure every qualified Newark High School graduate the opportunity to pursue higher education.”

Helpful Links

Financial Aid and Scholarships

FAFSA  Complete and make corrections to a Free Application For Federal Student Aid and print the Student Aid Report (SAR).

FSA ID  Obtain a FSA User ID and Password to access all secured Federal Student Aid websites (for example: fafsa.gov, studentloans.gov, nslds.ed.gov)
Federal Student Aid  Check out an "all in one" resource for financial aid information.

FinAid  Go to this independent source for general information about financing college and scholarship scams.  

Fastweb  See this detailed scholarship search site, including updates.

Last Dollar Grant  These need-based, renewable grants of up to $1,000 are available to eligible Newark High School graduates who qualify. 

Licking County Foundation  Visit the this website for local scholarship information.

Student Loan Calculator  Use this tool from FinAid.org to calculate the recommended amount of debt you can afford based on your career interests. 
Entrance Exams

ACT  Set up a student web account to complete and make corrections to test registration; view and send scores; request test information release; and explore general information about the college search process.
Method Test Prep - Study for the ACT with this online program that talks and draws.  It's like having a personal tutor right by your side. 
SAT  Practice and register for the test in addition to utilizing the other college search features.

College Search and Applications

Big Future  Use College Board to get ready for college, college planning and financial aid.

Naviance  Look at this computer-based system designed for Newark High School students.
The Common Application  Use this universal application to apply to nearly 700 colleges and universities.
Career Information

Ohio Means Jobs  Use the Ohio Means Jobs website as a free tool to gather information on careers and learn more about which careers project to be high demand in the future.
Texas Reality Check  An on-line budgeting tool that allows students to see what it costs to live and to discover careers that can potentially support their hoped for lifestyle.
Local Continuing Education Options

Central Ohio Technical College  (COTC) An open-enrollment, 2-year technical college where students obtain the high-tech skills and training needed for the workforce or for transfer to pursue a bachelor's degree.

Denison University  A residential, 4-year, selective, liberal arts college that draws students from  50 states and over 25 foreign countries.

The Ohio State University at Newark  A smaller, regional campus of The Ohio State University with open admission for Ohio residents.

Career and Technology Education Centers  (C-TEC)  Dozens of programs offered in high-wage, high-employment industries available to high school graduates or those who hold a GED. 

"I have been able to afford college using my own funds, help from my family and scholarships and grants, including the Last Dollar Grant from A Call to College."
-Haroon Khan NHS '14                
The University of Cincinnati '18

“As a recipient of a Last Dollar Grant, I have always felt encouraged and special to A Call to College, even as a senior in college. I know that this organization will continue to make a difference in the Newark community.”

-Jenn Henson NHS ’13      

Muskingum University ‘17

"The staff and advisors are all very helpful and go out of their way to provide information, support, and encouragement to students and parents alike.  They have been a huge help to us in navigating all aspects of the college search process for both of our sons -- from filling out FAFSA forms, applying for scholarships, and sharing all types of general advice about college."

-Molly Pancini                                

NHS Parent '13, '16

With help from A Call to College, The Licking County Foundation and several other scholarships, I have been able to pursue a Bachelors degree in Welding Engineering with no debt so far.

-Alex Orr NHS ’14                    

The Ohio State University ‘18

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