WHAT IS CCMR?
College, Career, and Military Readiness (CCMR) is about preparing students for life after graduation. It is made up of curriculum, resources, programs, and activities that help students have the tools they need to enter college or the workforce. CCMR is integrated into the everyday culture of UCISD and is supported by state guidelines and partnerships with higher education organizations and businesses.
Apply Texas is a centralized web portal for prospective students from Texas and other states to apply for admission to Texas higher education institutions. The purpose of the program is to allow students to complete one application and submit it to multiple institutions of higher education.
The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is the form you need to fill out to get any financial aid from the federal government to help pay for college. Each year, over 13 million students who file the FAFSA get more than $120 billion in grants, work-study, and low-interest loans from the U.S. Department of Education.
Many states and colleges also use the FAFSA to determine which students get financial aid—and how much they’ll get.
The FAFSA asks for information about you and your family’s finances, including tax returns, so you might need your parents’ help to complete it. If you need additional help, reach out to your school counselor.
Submitting the FAFSA is the most important thing you can do if you want financial aid.
- The FAFSA is free—you don’t need to pay anyone to prepare it for you.
- You need to submit a new FAFSA before each academic year in which you want to get aid. If you plan to apply for aid throughout college, you’ll need to fill out the FAFSA each year.
- Be sure to use a permanent email address on the form, not your high school email, so you can use your FAFSA account throughout college.
The FAFSA is being simplified and redesigned in fall of 2023 to make it easier for applying for federal student aid.
Students in the class of 2024 attending college in the fall of 2024 and other students completing the FAFSA will not be able to complete it until December 2023 instead of October when it usually opens.
- Completing the FAFSA is just one of the six steps you can do to earn entries for monthly scholarship drawings on BigFuture.