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Juniors : start scheduling your campus visits
Your spring break is a perfect time to visit schools that interest you . Follow these tips for a successful visit : � Schedule your visits at least two weeks in advance . Ask for appointments with an admissions representative , financial aid counselor , and a faculty member in your area of interest . � Visit while the colleges are in session . You won ’ t get the true flavor during breaks or finals week . � Be prepared with questions to ask . It ’ s important for YOU to ask questions , not just your mom or dad . � Ask the financial aid counselor how the college may offset tuition costs and about college-based scholarship applications and deadlines .
Find helpful college-search resources at EducationQuest . org � “ Selecting a College ” section walks you through college selection steps . � “ About Nebraska Colleges ” provides cost and contact information for Nebraska colleges . � College Profiles has information about colleges in Nebraska and across the country .
Don ’ t forget to apply for EducationQuest ’ s Scavenger Hunt Scholarship ! Apply by March 31 for EducationQuest ’ s Scavenger Hunt Scholarship . You could earn $ 500 toward your college education ! Here ’ s how it works :
1 . If you haven ’ t already , complete a profile in ScholarshipQuest at EducationQuest . org . ScholarshipQuest is a scholarship search tool with over 2,000 Nebraska-based awards .
2 . If you are a Nebraska resident in grades 9-12 , you will see the EducationQuest Scavenger Hunt Scholarship as one of the scholarships that will appear on your results page .
3 . “ Scavenge ” around the EducationQuest website to find answers to questions in a survey .
EducationQuest will draw a winner from those who answer all questions correctly . The winner will receive $ 500 to invest in a NEST 529 College Savings Plan .
Seniors ___ If you haven ’ t already , complete your FAFSA ! ___ Expect financial aid award notifications . ___ Continue applying for scholarships . Juniors ___ Register by March 3 for the April 8 ACT . ___ Register by April 7 for the May 7 SAT . ___ Attend the college fair in your area . ___ Schedule campus visits .
March “ To Do ” List
For free help with college planning , contact EducationQuest Foundation :
Omaha Lincoln Kearney Scottsbluff 402-391-4033 402-475-5222 308-234-6310 800-303-3745 ext . 6654
888-357-6300 800-303-3745 800-666-3721
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