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Financial Aid

Financial aid help is available through many different ways:
 
  • Need-based grants
  • Loans
  • Work Study
  • Scholarships
  • Tax credit
  • National Service
 
*Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) forms can be filled out online starting October 1 of the student's graduating year. Every student who wants to receive scholarships/ loans/ grants must fill out the FAFSA application. Parents are encouraged to apply online at www.fafsa.ed.gov

VERY IMPORTANT: This is the only official FAFSA website. It is FREE and it is run by the government. Be careful with other similar websites that will try to charge you or even still your identity. For the safety of your financial information, please make sure you are going to the correct site.

College Planning

Links to Michigan Colleges

 
Want to stay close to home? Click here for a list of public and private colleges in Michigan, including links to their websites.
It's a great way to find out what they offer, get applications, look into their admissions process, etc.
 

College search and planning websites

http://www.actstudent.org/ - register for ACT; search for colleges; estimate Financial Aid
www.collegeboard.com - register for SAT; search for colleges; estimate Financial Aid
www.collegesource.org - search for colleges; find majors; explore careers
www.ed.gov/students - U.S. government resources on careers, colleges, financial aid, homework resources
www.CollegeView.com - search for colleges by major, location, size, etc; read tips on applying to college; explore careers
lcome123What Can I Do With This Major? - resources compiled by Western Michigan University on connecting careers with college majors, and ideas of what students can start doing to prepare for the jobs they want.
 
Why Go to College?
Whether you are uncertain about going to college or you just need some reassurance you're on the right track, here are a few reasons to go to college:

Every bit of education you get after high school increases the chances you'll earn good pay. Most college graduates earn a lot more money during their working years than people who stop their education at high school. The more education you get the more likely it is you will always have a job. According to one estimate, by the year 2028, there will be 19 million more jobs for educated workers than there are qualified people to fill them. Continuing education after high school is much more important for your generation than it was for your parents' generation. Today most good jobs require more than a high school diploma. Businesses want to hire people who know how to think and solve problems. Education beyond high school gives you a lot of other benefits, including meeting new people, taking part in new opportunities to explore your interests, and experiencing success.

Local Scholarships

Click on the links below to obtain applications:

From Watervliet High School: DUE First Friday of May (Senior year). Please obtain an application for these in the H.S. Guidance Office.
 
  • Brenda Cerny Memorial Scholarship
  • Eugene Bednarowski
  • Ken Bannen Scholarship
  • Powers Performing Arts Scholarship
  • Rob Delany Memorial Scholarship
  • WEA Faculty Memorial Scholarship


The Heart of Cook Scholarship Program: This scholarship is to encourage the high school students of Berrien County to explore and excel in the areas of engineering, math, science, and other technical disciplines, and to provide scholarship support for pursuing those technical goals (all 18 schools in Berrien County).
Guidance Office / Transcripts
450 E. Red Arrow Hwy
Watervliet, MI. 49098
(269) 463-0735
(269) 463-6809 (Fax)
 
Guidance Counselor - Patricia Stasiak
pstasiak@watervlietps.org
 
Guidance Executive Secretary - Karla Liles
kliles@watervlietps.org
 
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