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Take SAT or ACT if necessary
Visit top schools of choice
Write application essays
Attend special programs such as college fairs and Financial Aid nights
Initiate scholarship searches


Take or retake SAT or ACT if necessary
Apply for admission to colleges of choice
Attend Financial Aid workshops
Visit your High School guidance counselor or your college's Office of Financial Aid and obtain a FAFSA on the Web Worksheet
Check with local corporations, churches, private sources, clubs and any other possible sources for scholarship applications


Check with Shepherd University for institutional application deadlines for admissions or scholarships
Gather income tax information if possible. If not possible, estimate tax returns on FAFSA on the Web
Submit FAFSA on-line to meet priority deadline of March 1; Shepherd University's Federal School Code is 003822
If you are a WV resident, submit the West Virginia Application for State Level Financial Programs at for consideration of the Promise Scholarship
Complete supplementary forms required by your major
Apply for any supplemental loans
Confirm all school admission application materials sent on scholarships
Check with your High School counselor about local scholarships and apply
Send Admissions deposit to college


Review Student Aid Report and make any necessary changes
Attend financial aid follow-up workshops at your school
Notify the Office of Financial Aid of any outside scholarships, grants or aid that you will receive
If selected for verification, submit all required documentation to the Office of Financial Aid


Look for replies from scholarships, awards and other sources of financial aid
Check with the Office of Financial Aid to be sure all documents have been received
Arrange with Residence Life for housing and meal plan


Find out when school charges will be due and plan how you will pay those charges
Be aware of any summer orientation sessions you must attend and make plans accordingly
Apply for a summer job
Pick up a Summer School Financial Aid application to attend Summer School at Shepherd

Office of Financial Aid
Gardiner Hall | P.O. Box 5000 | Shepherdstown, WV 25443-5000
304-876-5470 | 800-344-5231 | Fax: 304-876-5238 (Include SID and name) | Federal School Code: 003822
Office Hours: Monday 8-4:30; Tuesday 8-4:30; Wednesday 9:30-4:30; Thursday 8-4:30; Friday 8-4:30

Shepherd University | P.O. Box 5000 | Shepherdstown, WV | 25443-5000 | 304-876-5000 | 800-344-5231 | FAX 304-876-3101