June calendar: arrange for moving

take the summer to get ready to move to college

Congratulations on your HS graduation! Now's the time to get yourself ready for next phase of your life - college.

You are just a couple months away from starting college. You need to finalize your housing, living, transportation, supplies and financial aid needs.

Below are four (4) quick summary tasks for the month of June :

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for HS seniors

Quick Monthly Checkup

A brief checklist:

  • Respond to all requests from the college you will be attending. Request information on fees, tuition, housing, etc. Get the due dates and the amount of fees required.
  • If you are on a waiting list for a school you would like to attend, contact the school to let them know you are still interested. Keep your channels open.
  • Have you found your summer job? The extra money earned will come in handy when you are in school.

for HS seniors

Where's the Money?

Your college should have provided you with an "Financial Award Package" listing your financial aid awards and the amount that the family needs to pay for tuition, room and board, books and supplies.

The Financial Award Package will show the cost of attendance and the amount of each financial aid award that will be awarded. The difference between the cost and the amount awarded is your responsibility.

Note the Ways to Pay for College:

  1. Scholarships and Grant Aid Programs:
    check your community and local businesses
  2. Federal Student and Parent Loans:
    federal student and parent PLUS loans are available — view details and options
  3. Private Education Loans:
    need a little extra to cover the full cost? — compare plans
  4. Home Equity (Bank Equity Program):
    use the equity in your home to finance all or part of your education without restrictions
summarizes the financial aid process
View our Financial Aid notes ...

for HS seniors

Finalize Your Housing

Need to finalize your housing arrangements. Check your college for on-campus living arrangements or make arrangements to live off-campus.

For on-campus:
check with your college of choice. Once you get accepted into college, you need to move fast on on-campus housing arrangements to avoid being placed on a waiting list.

For off-campus:
link over to our "Moving to College" housing section for housing search.

for HS seniors

Get Ready for the Move

Start getting yourself ready for college by downloading this FREE moving-to-college checklist. It provides a list of items you will need to "design a home away from home".

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