Financial Aid: Some Needed – Academic Record: Below Average – Path: Military 

Use the resources in the links below to get information for making a plan.  Complete the Aspiration Plan form after exploring the information.

Click the links below to get information about how to pay for college and how to make decisions about return on investment.

What is a living wage?Living wage calculator
FAFSAApplication for federal aids and student loans
FAFSA 4casterThis will forecast your eligibility amounts.
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 and retaking the ASVAB.  You can also benefit from the other practice tests.

Practice TestsFree Accuplacer practice tests.
ASVAB PracticeOfficial ASVAB practice test
Free ASVAB practiceFree ASVAB practice test
Kaplan ACT PrepFree Kaplan ACT Prep
SAT Prep Khan AcademyFree SAT Prep
Khan AcademyMath Practice
Math PracticePretty good math practice

Click the links to explore information about careers in the military.

Skills MatcherMatch your skills to careers.
ONET Skill MatcherOnet Skills Match
Overview of Employment and WagesStats on jobs and wages
STEM CareersExplore STEM career options
NC PromiseIn-state tuition is $500 a semester at 3 NC Colleges
Military CareersExplore military career options
Vanderbilt OpportunityVanderbilt has good financial aid for students who need it.