Helpful Links

Financial Aid and Scholarships

FAFSA  Complete and make corrections to a Free Application For Federal Student Aid, obtain a PIN number and print the Student Aid Report.

Student Aid  Check out an "all in one" resource for financial aid information.

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

Fast Web  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. The calculator also shows you your maximum manageable monthly loan payment. (Disclaimer: the starting salaries listed in this tool are based on national averages.)
 
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 at this website.


College Search

College Board  Create side-by-side college comparisons and personalized college/major searches.

OCIS  Use the Ohio Career Information System as a tool to gather information on careers and post secondary institutions and to prepare for college entrance and military tests. 

Naviance  Look at this computer-based system designed for Newark High School students.


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 who graduate from a chartered high school or hold a GED.

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.    



Testimonials

"Don’t write a college off because of a price tag -- look at what they offer in terms of financial aid, scholarships and loans.  My family was not in the position to help out, but I was still able to attend a private college because of the financial assistance the college and outside scholarships provided."

Shaun McFall NHS '06   Denison University '10 

"I knew that achieving a college degree would be my only option to make enough money to support myself and a future family.  I am so grateful that A Call to College has helped make that goal more affordable."

Kaleesa Spivey NHS '08
Central Ohio Tech. College
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