What You Need To Know Before You Apply

/What You Need To Know Before You Apply
What You Need To Know Before You Apply2018-10-17T11:16:26+00:00

If you plan on applying for the 2019/2020 academic year, please note the following:

  • In order to qualify, you must meet the following criteria:
    • You must be a resident of Cuyahoga, Geauga, Lorain, Lake, Medina, Summit or Portage County. You are considered a resident if you pay taxes in the county or you are listed as a dependent on taxes of a relative who resides in the county.
    • Your family income listed on your 2016 taxes is less than $150,000 (or $100,000 if you are applying for the Irving I. Stone Scholarship)
    • You must be attending a four year accredited university or college.
    • Students attending online schools are not eligible for aid at this time.
    • You must attend university/seminary as a full-time student (At least 12 credit hours per semester in undergraduate school or at least 9 credit hours per semester in graduate school).
  • To complete your online application you will need to upload the following documents at the “Attach Documents” Tab:
    • Your 2017 tax documents (if applicable)
    • Your parents 2017 tax documents (if your parents are divorced, we will need both parents’ documents)
    • 2018-2019 FAFSA/SAR Report
    • High School Transcript or Current Semester College Grades
    • One-page resume
    • SAT/ACT Report
    • ALL College/Seminary/Yeshiva Acceptance Letters
    • Any financial aid award letters you have received
    • Current photo (required for the Berger and Stone scholarship applications. Otherwise optional.)
    • There is a $52 application processing fee grant or loan consideration. There is no fee to be considered for a scholarship only. All fees must be paid on the online application with a credit card through PayPal.
  • The deadline for all grants/loans and scholarships (except for the Berger Scholars Award) is April 10, 2019.
  • Committees review all applications in June/July and award letters are emailed in August.
  • ALL NEW applicants who qualify will need to interview with the Manager of the College Financial Aid Program.