DEFINE YOUR PATH
to reach your university goal
We provide you with the tools that can help you answer some of the questions that arise when you think about your university and professional future. Make the most of them!
WHAT DO I WANT TO STUDY?
Take these free tests to help you identify talents, interests and professions based on your personality.
HOW MUCH DOES THE UNIVERSITY COST?
Use the calculator from the affordability & transparency center to get information about how much it costs to attend different universities, how quickly costs are increasing and other information related to cost increases.
Find guides to fill out the free application for federal student aid (fafsa).
HOW TO PAY FOR COLLEGE?
WHERE DO I START?
Many youth abandon their college dreams assuming they can’t pay for their studies. The true is that there is financial aid, but you need to look for it.
Your first step: Fill out the FAFSA
If you want to attend university after graduating from high school you need to fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). This application opens doors to different types of aid including the Pell Grant, work-study programs, complementary scholarships and student loans.
You can include in your FAFSA up to 10 universities and postsecondary institutions for them to evaluate your financial situation and make financial aid offers. You will have more financial aid packets to evaluate!
The earlier you fill out the FAFSA, the better financial aid offers you can receive. Remember that there are other forms of aid: academic institutional grants, scholarships from the Department of Education for academic excellence and private scholarships.
Find out more about the FAFSA here:
Recommendations on finding financial aid
It’s important that you explore what is available in terms of financial aid before you get to grade 12. Don’t start your search after you graduate.
There are many options for students. From scholarships for Latinos to scholarships for specific skills or talents. The key it so look for them.
Take into consideration the following when you apply for scholarships or financial aid:
- Give yourself enough time. Start evaluating the options in 10th grade. If you are already in 12th grade and have just started your search for financial aid, don’t lose hope, you still have time!
- Start preparing a student resume that details your academic profile as well as your extracurricular activities and community service. Many scholarships require this information.
- Identify academic interests and talents. There are many scholarships that are specific by topic or skill.
- Organize and write down all the due dates for each application.
- Identify teachers and professional resources (it could be from the place where you got your community service hours) to get letters of recommendation.
- Review the pre-requisites carefully. Take the necessary steps to fulfill the pre-requisites that you are still missing.
Organizations that offer information on scholarships and financial aid
At Kinesis Foundation we offer workshops for the general public about scholarship options, the university admission process, transition to university and other topics. You can also find information about the Free Application for Federal Student Aid at www.kinesispr.org/fafsa.
Completing an academic degree at an excellent university is possible, it doesn’t matter what your financial background is. The key is to put a lot of effort into finding the necessary assistance to be able to do it. There is money available to study!