Jennifer Spivey

Advise TN-College Advisor

Jennifer Spivey

Advise TN College AdvisorSchool Phone: 931-836-3214Email: jennifer.spivey@whitecoschools.net

Class of 2020-Upcoming Deadlines/Dates:

WCHS Events/Updates:

  • Throughout Fall 2019 & Spring 2020 Semesters: One-on-One meetings & College Check-ins for all Seniors
  • Spring Semester/Jan-May 2020:
    • College Email/Portal Set-up Workshops: T/R during 2nd Block (Sign up link in Appointlet)
    • College Financial Aid Requirements assistance: Assistance with financial aid & FAFSA verification requirements, as needed. Contact Mrs. Spivey for more information.
  • Academic & Post-Secondary Signing Day: 5/6/2020, during lunches--more information to come soon.

TN Achieves/TN Promise Deadlines:

    • TN Achieves MANDATORY Webinar:
      • Students receieved an email from TN Achieves with a link to watch a pre-recorded webinar that takes the place of the previously scheduled mandatory meeting. Students must log in and watch this webinar by or before April 3, 2020 at 11:59 PM CT to remain eligible for the TN Promise scholarship.
    • TN Achieves/TN Promise Community Service Hours Deadline:
      • By or before July 1, 2020 complete & report 8 hours of community service to TN Achieves for Fall 2020 semester (https://tnachieves.org/)

Class of 2021-Upcoming Deadlines/Dates:

  • Spring Semester 2020/TBA:
    • First Senior Meeting/College Planning Night

Helpful Resources/Links:

FAFSA Resources:

FSA ID Account Creation Link

FAFSA Application/Corrections Link

**See below for videos with more information on various FAFSA steps**

TN Promise/TN Achieve Resources:

TN Promise Program Information Link

TSAC Student Portal Log-in/Account Creation Link

TN Achieves Link: Student Handbook available online

*See Mrs. Spivey for a list of local community service opportunities.*

College Apps/TN College Info:

UT Promise Program Information Link

ETSU Promise Plus Scholarship

The Common App Resources:

The Common App

Common App Overview Tutorial Video

Financial Aid Packages & Scholarship Resources:

Financial Aid Process Infographic

NASFAA Award Letter Comparison Worksheet

TuitionFit.org Link

Going Merry Scholarship Portal Link

FastWeb Scholarship Search Portal Link

Peterson's Scholarship Search Portal Link

Unigo Scholarship Search Portal Link

Cappex Scholarship Search Portal Link

*Local Scholarship applications for each graduating class are released each Spring via email/Google Classroom. See any School Counselor or Mrs. Spivey for more information. *

**See below for several short videos with more detail on the financial aid process & components of award packages.**

ACT/Career Exploration/Personality Tests:

CollegeforTN Link

Earnings by College Major/State Interactive Map

ACT.org Resources Link

Miscellaneous Helpful Links:

Chegg.com Link: Used College Textbooks/Tutoring Materials

Amazon.com New & Used College Textbooks & Rentals Link

CollegeforTN.org Student Success Course Link


NextGuide2020_Introduction.mp4

Next Guide Resources:

2020 Next Guide Digital Copy Link

2020 Next Guide Introduction Screen-cast (See provided video to left).

Financial Aid Packages 101-CollegeforTN

Jonathan from TSAC reviews major highlights/components of financial aid award packages.

Overview of Financial Aid Process-Federal Student Aid

This short video details the major components of the financial aid process.

How to Fill Out the FAFSA-Federal Student Aid

This short video details the steps involved with completing the FAFSA.

After the FAFSA-Federal Student Aid

This short video details the steps/things that occur after submitting the FAFSA.

TCAT Financial Aid Process

This short video details the steps for obtaining financial aid for TCAT-bound students.

Community College Financial Aid Process

This short video details the steps for obtaining financial aid for Community College-bound students.

Public 4 Year Colleges/Universities Financial Aid Process

This short video details the steps for obtaining financial aid for Public 4 Year colleges/universities-bound students.

Private 4 Year Colleges/Universities Financial Aid Process

This short video details the steps for obtaining financial aid for Private 4 Year colleges/universities-bound students.