Frequently Asked Questions



What is the process to apply for scholarships and loans?


What are common problems encountered when applying?


What if a does not have internet access or a computer at home to submit the online application?


Can students reapply each year?


What is a FAFSA and where is it available?


What is a Student Aid Report (SAR)?


How does a student obtain their Student Aid Report (SAR)?


Can students send a photocopy of their academic transcript?


Is there a required essay on the application?


Are only those students who live in the Pioneer Valley eligible for scholarships and loans?


Are part-time students eligible?


Are scholarships and loans available to graduate students?


Must a student attend a college or university in Massachusetts?


How are recipients selected?


When are decisions made?


What is the maximum amount of scholarships and loans a student can receive from the Community Foundation of Western MA?


What expenses can scholarships cover?


Will a Community Foundation scholarship affect a student’s financial aid package?


How does a student receive their scholarship and/or loan award?


What if a student withdraws or attends only one semester in an academic year?

 

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