College resources are available in the Guidance Office to help students find information on college- related topics including: planning for college; finding a college; applying to college; and paying for college. Students are encouraged to complete all college applications online using Common App website or the State University of New York website.
Each September, Hornell High School hosts “College Night” for students of Hornell Senior High School and neighboring schools. Representatives of colleges, military branches and local banks are available to present information and answer questions for students and parents. This is a service that is free to all.
Many colleges and universities send representatives to our school to speak with prospective students about their institutions. Visitations are announced on the morning announcements and are also posted in the Guidance Office.
Applications for many scholarships become available in the Guidance Office in the months prior to graduation. Students should become aware of the application deadlines that pertain to their scholarships of interest. Students are encouraged to check in the Guidance Office frequently for available scholarships beginning in February of their senior year.
Students must file financial aid applications electronically by going to the Federal Student Aid website. This service is available beginning Oct. 1. Once the financial aid information is submitted, specific questions about financial aid issues should be directed to the Financial Aid Office of the student’s college choice.
Students (of all ages) who haven’t attended college or trade school, and parents of students in elementary and secondary school should use these resources to learn more about financial aid.
- The official web site of the New York State Financial Aid Administrators Association is a great source for financial aid information for students and families.
- Your source for free information from the US Department of Education on preparing for and funding education beyond high school.
- Apply for financial aid online or call the FAFSA Assistance Hotline, which runs every Wednesday from noon to 6 p.m. through Feb. 25 to promote Student Financial Aid Awareness.
- A great site where students can find out about TAP (Tuition Assistance Program), student loans, and all of the programs offered by New York State.
- FinAid: The Smart Student Guide to Financial Aid: A well-known site with everything you want to know about financial aid, including scholarship searches, information about scams, and how to apply for aid.
NCAA Clearing House
Most students receive financial aid from colleges or universities based upon financial need and scholarship rather than athletic ability. However, those students who possess the athletic ability to be recruited by a Division I or II school need to be aware of the NCAA Clearinghouse process.
Student athletes going to a Division I or II College or University must meet academic standards established by the NCAA. All student athletes interested in pursuing this must register with the NCAA Clearinghouse at www.eligibilitycenter.org. The Clearinghouse assesses each student’s transcripts, to determine whether the student meets minimum academic standards for athletic participation at NCAA Division I or II levels of competition.