Financial Aid & Scholarships
Dollars for Scholars
Please click the link below for the application to the Dollars for Scholars program for current CHS seniors. Be sure to fill out all necessary information in order for your application to be 100% complete. Contact your school counselor if you have any questions.
Categories of Student Aid
Grants- Money that usually does not have to be repaid. Most US Department of Education grants are based on financial need.
Scholarships- Federal scholarship money based on student's academic achievement. This does not have to be repaid. Additionally, there are local and state scholarship available.
Work Study- Money is earned by students through jobs on campus while attending school. This money does not have to be repaid.
Loans- Money borrowed from the government to pay the remainder of school. This must be repaid with interest.
Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (known as the FAFSA) is a form that can be prepared annually by current and prospective college students (both undergraduate and graduate) in the United States to determine their eligibility for student financial aid (including the Pell grants, and work-study programs). Begin filling out for the following school year in January.
CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE
The CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE, short for the College Scholarship Service Profile, is an application distributed by the College Board in the United States allowing college students to apply for financial aid. It is primarily designed to give private member institutions of the College Board a closer look into the finances of a student and family. It is much more detailed than the FAFSA. Not all schools require this, check with each individual college.
Local/State Scholarship Information
Students can access local/state scholarship information within their google classroom for their graduating year.