Financial Aid

  • Financial Aid Information Night (Sponsored by MEFA)
    BHS Junior/Senior Cafeteria
     
    Thanks again to MEFA for sponsoring Financial Aid Information Night at our school.  We look forward to your return next year!
     
    Parents and students are invited to attend a free seminar on paying for college, which will be held on Tuesday, October 2nd, 2018 at 6:00pm in the junior/senior cafe at Barnstable High School. This important seminar is sponsored by the school counseling department and is offered through MEFA, the Commonwealth’s authority on planning, saving, and paying for college. An experienced MEFA representative will provide an overview of the college financing process, including types of financial aid, how to apply, and financing options for your family. Before the seminar, be sure to visit MEFA’s website — www.mefa.org — to download a copy of the seminar presentation in English or Spanish and explore other tools and resources to assist you in the college planning process.
     
    Please see flier for more information:  MEFA Flier 
     
     
    FAFSA Program
    Upper Cape Tech is pleased to once again host FAFSA Day for the region. This year, the program will take place on Thursday, November 8 in the evening. This is a change from previous years when the event was held on a Sunday afternoon.
     
    Seniors and their parents/guardians can register online at https://www.masfaa.org/fafsa-day-2/ in advance of the program. While walk ins are accepted, it is helpful for planning purposes to know how many families to accept. Our site is listed under Bourne.
     
     

    The following websites provide additional information to assist in the financial aid process:
    • Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) Welcome to the US Department of Education. Complete your FAFSA,online after October 1, 2018.  http://fafsa.ed.gov 
       
    • CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE: Welcome to PROFILE, the financial aid application service of the College Board -- a national, not-for-profit membership association whose mission is to connect students to college success and opportunity. Many of the member colleges, universities, graduate and professional schools, and scholarship programs use the information collected on PROFILE to help them award nonfederal student aid funds. The PROFILE can be completed beginning October 1, 2018.  CSS Profile  If you need support or more information about filling out the CSS Profile, here is a link to a helpful powerpoint: CSS Profile Powerpoint

    • Massachusetts Educational Financing Authority (MEFA) was created by the state legislature to help families finance education and to "offer convenient and effective savings programs in order to provide for such costs." MEFA is a self-financing, not-for-profit state authority dedicated to keeping college education affordable to families. FinAid has a stellar reputation in the educational community as the best Web site of its kind. It's comprehensive, it's informative, it's objective--and it's the first stop on the Web for students looking for ways to finance their education.  http://mefa.org 

    • Massachusetts Career Information System (MassCIS) Welcome! The Massachusetts Division of Employment and Training (DET) is pleased to offer the Massachusetts Career Information System (MassCIS) free on-line to all Massachusetts residents. MassCIS is designed to provide occupational and educational information to help people make better-informed career and school choices. Career Information, College, Financial Aid and Career Exploration included. Estimated Family Contribution Calculators can be found online as well. College Board: http://bigfuture.collegeboard.org/pay-for-college/paying-your-share/expected-family-contribution-calculator.  http://masscis.intocareers.org