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Financial Aid/Scholarship Searches/FAFSA Night/College Cost Calculator

Financial Aid Information    

 Click this link to enter college name and state: calculate college costs   then enter family income range to estimate approximate costs after financial aid

NORTHEAST METRO TECH HS offers either a Financial Aid/College Goal Night in January or  Students can access financial aid through four sources: Federal, State, College or University, and outside private scholarships.

FAFSA - Free Application for Federal Student Aid-  The FAFSA form is done online and requires tax and financial information to determine the expected family contribution. All colleges require this form from financial aid applicants. It cannot be filed until after January 1st of the senior year and should be filed as soon as possible after that date.  Each state has its own filing deadline date.  Students and parents/guardians must apply for a PIN (Personal Identification Number) weeks prior to filling out the FAFSA form.

CSS PROFILE- College Scholarship Service-   Colleges Which Require CSS: 
This is required by some private colleges and universities in addition to the FAFSA.  The form is available in the fall of senior year and can be filed as early as October when you apply to colleges.  Go to , click to view the PROFILE Student Guide, click to view the list of colleges, universities, and scholarship programs that use the CSS Profile.  You can also access the Noncustodial PROFILE (NCP) and IDOC Services documentation there.

The FAFSA and CSS Profile are the two primary applications that students and parents complete for the purpose of applying for loans, grants and work-study programs. Families should plan to complete both forms if the student intends to apply to a range of colleges and universities. Some colleges and universities have their own institutional financial aid and scholarship forms.

SCHOLARSHIPS – (Internet sites and NEMRVS scholarships)
Scholarships provide another source of financial aid for students. Students should check out the links on their account home page to find need based, academic/merit based, college or university based, or company based applications. Speak to your future college’s Financial Aid Office, since many colleges and universities have their own scholarship money. See Northeast's Scholarship Coordinator for an application for in-house scholarships.

ADAMS and KOPLIK SCHOLARSHIPS:  Massachusetts State colleges and universities honor the John and Abigail Adams Scholarship and the Stanley Z. Koplik Certificate of Mastery, which are awarded based on MCAS scores.  These scholarships waive tuition costs only. 

 Students and families may also search the following websites to identify potential sources of financial aid/scholarships:

Students and families are encouraged to access the following Internet sites to help them with their college searches: 


These sites offer services, which ask for student and family information (background, abilities, interests, etc.), and then help students and families to match their information with colleges and programs that may best suit their student’s interests and abilities. If your family does not have access to the Internet at home, a number of resources are available in our library and in the guidance office.

Last modified on Saturday, 07 November 2015 19:35