Now that you are about to make the single largest financial
commitment you may ever make, it is even more important to
thoroughly research opportunities.
The guidance department hosts two financial aid presentations in
the evening every school year. One in the spring for juniors and
one during the first week of December for seniors. Feel free to
contact us at any time regarding financing your education.
LOCAL SCHOLARSHIP INFORMATION:
Applications and information on local scholarships are available
on TCCi Family connection.Use the web-site http://connection.naviance.com/ochs/ and enter
your password. Lost password? See your counselor. NOTE: The Ocean
City Community Scholarships Application is available in late
Scholarship Repayment Form- Click Here
Financial Aid Links:
This is a listing of links that can be valuable in your
quest to understand how to pay for college. Explore at your
New Jersey Higher Education Student Assistance Authority is the
agency in New Jersey that provides families with the financial aid
information and resources to pursue their education beyond high
For many years the New Jersey Higher Education
Student Assistance Authority (HESAA) has prepared a Student Loan
Guide to be distributed to New Jersey high school students.
In January 2013 legislation was passed by the New Jersey
Legislature and signed into law by Governor Christie requiring
HESAA to prepare a similar brochure and directing high schools to
annually disseminate it to each student in the 11th and 12th
grades. In accordance with N.J.S.A. 18A:71A-35, see link
to the Student Loan Guide:
FAFSA on the
This site takes you to the online version of the "Free Application
for Federal Student Aid".
Apply for your FSA ID! Parents and Students get your key to Online
for more information.
All of the following are available at FinAid.com
This is a fantastic site for anyone interested in athletic
scholarships. Spend some time exploring this site. See for yourself
what academic requirements are necessary to qualify for an athletic
scholarship. The courses that count toward the CORE 13 for OCHS can
be viewed at this site.
Glossary of Financial Aid Terminology
Financial aid has its own vocabulary. To help you speak the
language, here are the most commonly used terms and
FinAid was established in the fall of 1994 as a public
This award-winning site has grown into the most comprehensive
annotated collection of information about student financial aid on
Financial Aid Estimation
This site can be used to prepare an estimate of the Expected
Family Contribution (EFC) and financial need. This is a free
service. They do not retain any record of the information
submit using this form, and have taken steps to ensure your
Bibliography of Financial Aid Resource
Looking for additional information about financial aid? Try
sources: books, videotapes, booklets and free-by-mail information,
periodicals, student aid lobbying and advocacy groups, discussion
groups and mailing lists. All can be found using this online
Ask the Advisor
If you haven't found the answer to a specific question, Ask the
Aid Advisor can help. Use this form to submit your question and
receive a response via email from a financial aid professional -
more than 100 financial aid administrators from across the US have
kindly volunteered to answer questions.
Use the Internet to help students find scholarships for college.
This site matches each student's background, automatically, with
eligibility requirements for scholarships from around the country
and advises them about scholarship opportunities tailored to them.
All for free!
Begin your free college scholarship search by creating a personal
profile consisting of your interests, skills and background.
Scholarships.com will compare this information to our database of
over 600,000 college scholarship awards, worth more than 1.4
billion dollars, from over 8,000 scholarship sources. The
scholarship awards that match your personal profile will be
delivered to you immediately, on-line!
College Board Scholarship Search
Locate scholarships, loans, internships, and other financial
aid programs from non-college sources that match your
education level, talents, and background. Complete the
profile form and Scholarship Search will find potential
opportunities from a database of more than 2,000
undergraduate scholarships, internships, and loan programs.
Why spend money on scholarship books when you can search for
awards dynamically over the web? Mach25 is THE fastest scholarship
search on the WWW, and it's free!
Sallie Mae's College Answer
This site provides free access to one of the nation's largest
databases--with more than $1 billion in available scholarships--of
student aid resources for undergraduate, graduate and post-doctoral
candidates. It's easy to use and scholarship search results are
Click Here for Financial Aid Handouts, Publications, and
Other Helpful Links:
(Federal Student Aid with helpful videos)
(Federal Student Aid YouTube page)
(HESAA's YouTube page)