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College Funding Project 2021-07-21T20:45:25+00:00

College Funding Project

Yes, you can pay for college! We’ll show you how.

CFP is a program available to all Delaware public high schools that provides financial aid information, resources and direct assistance to high school juniors and seniors and their families as they navigate the world of financial aid for college. Due to Covid-19, all NexGen programs will be delivered remotely until further notice. Click on the event descriptions below to register to participate via Zoom.

Program Goals:

  • Assist students and their families to successfully access federal and state funding for post-secondary education.
  • Increase the number of high school seniors who complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
  • Be competitive with other states for the percentage of students completing FAFSA
  • Tangentially, increase the number of Delaware students pursuing post-secondary education.

New! FAFSA Completion Appointments:

Stand by Me NexGen’s financial aid experts will help you to complete your FAFSA in a one-on-one setting via Zoom. Click here for a 1-hour appointment. You will receive a confirmation and a Zoom link for the date and time you choose.

Register

By Request. Email sally@standbymede.org for more information or to schedule.

Grade 12: Paying for College

This presentation delivered by NexGen financial aid experts teaches 12th grade students and families how to apply for financial aid for college, receive further information, such as time lines, required tax information and have individual questions addressed about the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) as well as federal loan programs.

Grade 12: Scholarship Presentation

Students and their families learn from NexGen experts how to find and apply for scholarships for post-secondary education. The State of Delaware’s Scholarship Program and state and local college scholarship programs are highlighted.

Grade 11: Paying for College for Juniors

This presentation delivered by NexGen financial aid experts teaches parents and students about the ins and outs of financial aid for college, including the Free Application for Federal Student Aid and general scholarship and financial aid information to prepare them for their senior year of high school.

Families

Surf this website for resources to help you develop your own college funding plan. Attend one of our Paying for College workshops. You can also:

Download Useful Guides

View these instructive and informative PPT’s

Educators

Find information to help you successfully support young people in their pursuit of higher education. Among those resources on this website are:

FAFSA Success Corner

Webinars

  • Scholarships 101: Informational presentation for students seeking college scholarships. Explains how scholarships work, where to find them and how to apply. Features Delaware state scholarship programs.
  • FAFSA Walkthrough: Step by step overview of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid.
  • “Paying for College” in English: This presentation, delivered by a NexGen financial aid expert, teaches students and families how to apply for financial aid for college, informs them on what further information may be required, and addresses common questions about the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), as well as federal loan programs.
  • “Paying for College” en Espanol: Esta presentación está realizada por un experto de asistencia financiera del programa NexGen. Le enseñara a estudiantes y sus familias cómo solicitar ayuda financiera para la universidad, le informará que más será requerido, y abordará preguntas comunes sobre la Aplicación Gratis para Asistencia Financiera Federal (FAFSA), y programas de préstamos federales también.

As part of a statewide priority to increase college enrollment for high school seniors, volunteers are trained to provide hands-on support to students and families to complete their Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and to act as Greeters at events

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  • Take the first step toward peace of mind and financial control. Meet with a personal financial coach.

Fill out the form below or call us. Dial 2-1-1 or 1-800-560-3372.

NOTE: If you are interested in the Minority Small Business Program, do not use the form below. Instead, please fill out this form.

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