Financial Aid:  Significant Need -Academic Record: Above Average – Path: Workforce

Use the resources in the links below to get information for making a plan.  If you want to improve your academic record, study and practice using the academic links below.   You should complete FAFSA in case you change your mind about school. You may want to get a certificate.

Click the links below to get information finances. You may decide you want to earn a certificate for work. You should complete FAFSA.

LinkDescription
What is a living wage?Living wage calculator
FAFSAApplication for federal aids and student loans
What you need for FAFSAWhat you need before you get started on FAFSA
Financial Literacy ResourcesGovernment website for Financial Literacy curriculum and resources
CareerOneStopScholarship finder sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor
CappexCreate an account to get a personalized list of scholarships.
College GreenlightSearch for scholarships by category.
Student Scholarship SearchThis site uses your grade, GPA, state, gender, and ethnic background to match you to scholarships.
FastwebFind scholarships specific to your needs.
Going MerryFind and apply to scholarships in one place by creating an account to this website.
Scholarship AmericaAnother free site to search for scholarships.
ScholarshipsFree search for over 3.7 million scholarships and grants.
UnigoCreate a free scholarship profile to find scholarships that you may be eligible for.

Some jobs test for skills. If you have not taken ACT/SAT yet, these will provide good practice in math and English.

LinkDescription
What is covered on ACTMath topics covered on ACT for each score range
Khan AcademyMath Practice
Math PracticePretty good math practice
High level STEMHigher level STEM instruction
Open Courses MITFree online courses from MIT

Click the links to explore information about what careers including which are fastest growing, what education is required, and expected salaries.

LinkDescription
Carolina CovenantOpportunity for low-income students to graduate debt-free.
Skills MatcherMatch your skills to careers.
ONET Skill MatcherOnet Skills Match
Career InfoResearch careers
Overview of Employment and WagesStats on jobs and wages
Fastest Growing CareersExplore fastest growing careers.
Fastest Growing IndustriesExplore fastest growing industries
STEM CareersExplore STEM career options
Vanderbilt OpportunityVanderbilt has good financial aid for students who need it.
WilliamsonNeeds based tuition help: Trade school
Search NC Tower for certificationsCertifications offered at NC Community Colleges
Goodnight Scholars ProgramSTEM Scholarship