Financial Aid

financial aid

Toll Free Number is available for questions regarding Federal Student Aid. Please feel free to use this number: 1-800-4-FED-AID (1-800-433-3243)

FAFSA - Free Application for Federal Student Aid. This is the official site for applying for any financial aid. you can also obtain your Personal Identification Number (PIN) at this site. Vantage counselors recommend that you file your FAFSA as soon as possible after October 1st to ensure the best opportunity to receive the most money.

The Ultimate guide to the FAFSA: This site will give you a simple step by step to completing the FAFSA. This is almost a "FAFSA for Dummies" site. Very easy to follow.
Financial Aid Calculators: This resource consists of 9 different student loan calculators that are meant to help students learn about the costs of their student debt so they can make the best decisions for their situation. I encourage you to check out the various calculators listed on the page. Each one is designed for a specific purpose.

FINANCIAL AID FROM BGSU - This free service provides answers to questions about paying for college. Information provided ranges from basic overall financial aid information to more detailed and specific information on how to complete the FAFSA, eligibility, loans, grants, etc. This is provided by Bowling Green State University.

- This is an awesome tool to help you with your financial aid. It is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education and put together by students. This is a must see site.

GRADUATE DEBT FREE FROM COLLEGE: This site lists a number of resources that are available so that you can graduate college debt free.

FINANCIAL AID PAGE - This award winning site is the most comprehensive annotated collection of information about student financial aid on the web.

Contact us

Jim Fisher
Jim Fisher
School Counselor
Office: 419-238-5411 x 2152
Stephanie Hanneman
School Counselor
Office: 419-238-5411 x 2127
Mickey McConahay
Mickey McConahay
School Counselor
Office: 419-238-5411 x 2122
Tonya Temple
Tonya Temple
Student Services Supervisor
Office: 419-238-5411 x 2160
Lisa Yearling
Lisa Yearling
Student Services Secretary
Office: 419-238-5411 x 2126

Myths About Financial Aid

"... my parents make too much money, so I won't qualify for aid."
TRUTH: There is no income cut-off to qualify for federal student aid. Many factors beside income are taken into account.

"... only students with good grades get financial aid."
TRUTH: While a high grade point average will help a student get into a good school and may help with academic scholarships, most of the federal student aid programs do not take into consideration a student's grades.

"... the form is too hard to fill out."
TRUTH: The FAFSA is easier than ever, especially if you fill it out online at There are detailed instructions for every question, and the form walks you through step by step.
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