College Info

Office of Student Access and Completion (OSAC) PLAN – Start planning your education now!  On this site also find out about the $18 million dollars in potential Oregon Scholarships and seniors can complete the registration for the Oregon Promise – 2 Years of Tuition at Oregon Community Colleges for students graduating with a 2.5 GPA or higher.

FSA ID – An FSA ID gives you access to Federal Student Aid’s online systems and can serve as your legal signature. Creating an FSA ID is the first step for EVERY student applying for Federal Financial Aid. One parent will also need to create an FSA ID. You will use this electronic signature to complete your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) EVERY SENIOR should apply for the FAFSA as soon as possible beginning October 1, each year. File before February 1, each year to be considered for the Oregon Opportunity Grant, which is Oregon’s largest state-funded need-based grant program. Even if families believe their incomes may exceed the amount where they would receive grants through the federal government, students need to apply to be considered for other types of aid, including scholarships and grants available through OSAC  (Oregon Promise Grant and OSAC Scholarships require the FAFSA to be completed) and other private scholarship organizations.

Oregon Student Aid Application (ORSAA) An Alternative to the FAFSA for undocumented Oregon students, including students that have DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) status.

Oregon Goes to College – College Cash Campaign  At this website, you will find links to general scholarship applications (like the OSAC scholarship that allows Oregon students to apply to more than 500 scholarships using just one form) and search engines. You will also find links to information about scholarships from each of Oregon’s public and private, not-for-profit colleges and universities.

Oregon CIS  – This is an amazing website with information on careers, colleges/universities and scholarship searches  This site also has PSAT, SAT, ACT, and AP Practice tests available for free! All McNary students have access to an Oregon CIS account. If you have forgotten your username or password see Mrs. Farris in the College and Career Center.

College Board – Big Future  A great website to find information on colleges you are considering, understanding the college financial aid process, scholarship and grant opportunities (Free money for college) and helping you make a plan to reach your goals. Also use this site to register for your SAT Tests!

Khan Academy For the first time ever, the creators of the SAT have given Khan Academy exclusive access and advice to build a personalized practice program for anyone, anywhere.  Utilize 7 full length practice tests, plus study and receive test-taking tips to improve PSAT/SAT/AP Test scores. Using Khan Academy you can create a tailored practice plan, importing your PSAT/NMSQT results and pinpoint areas for practice.

ACT  Register for the ACT Test and use Kaplan On-line Prep Services to prepare you for the ACT Test. These tools are free and available now for every student to take ownership of their learning and their future.

 

Common App  One applicaton to complete with instant access to nearly 700 colleges and universities around the world.  “I was totally stressed about applying to college, but the Common App made it really simple by letting me fill out one application for almost all of the colleges on my list. It also told me when requirements were due so that I never missed a deadline.” Andrew Proper- University of Connecticut