Financial Aid: Some Needed – Academic Record: 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 regardless of your plans so that you have flexibility.

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

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 GreenlightResources for low-income and historically underrepresented students.
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.
Global ScholarhipsA scholarship search engine dedicated to supporting international students' academic dreams through scholarship opportunities.

Your academic record may not truly reflect your academic ability.  You can improve your scores by studying for the ACT/SAT.

What is covered on ACTMath topics covered on ACT for each score range
Khan AcademyMath Practice
Math PracticePretty good math practice

Click the links to explore information about careers.

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