Jennifer Spivey

Advise TN-College Advisor

Jennifer Spivey

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

Class of 2019-Upcoming Deadlines/Dates:

  • By or Before December 2, 2019: Complete & report 8 hours of community service to TN Achieves for Spring 2020 semester (https://tnachieves.org/)

Class of 2020-Upcoming Deadlines/Dates:

  • Throughout Fall 2019 & Spring 2020 Semesters: One-on-One meetings & College Check-ins for all Seniors
  • Thursday, October 3, 2019: College & Career Fair at WCHS
  • October 7-11, 2019: College App/TN Promise App Week
    • Students will complete the TN Promise scholarship application & be encouraged to begin applying to the post-secondary schools of their choice.
  • October 21-25, 2019: FAFSA Frenzy Week
    • Students will complete student section of 2020-2021 FAFSA in Sr. Capstone classes.
  • November 2019/December 2019 FAFSA Frenzy Afternoon/Evening Workshops--Dates to Be Determined:
    • Afternoon/Evening FAFSA completion workshops for students/parents
  • WCHS School-Wide 2020-2021 FAFSA Filing Priority Deadline: Monday, December 16, 2019
  • Spring Semester/May 2020-TBA: Academic Signing Day
    • Students who have committed to post-secondary institutions & the U.S. Armed Forces will be honored in a closed ceremony to celebrate their commitment.

Class of 2021-Upcoming Deadlines/Dates:

  • Thursday, October 3, 2019: College & Career Fair at WCHS
  • 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 Link

TSAC Student Portal Log-in/Account Creation Link

TN Achieves Link

TN Achieves-Class of 2019 resources/links

College Apps/TN College Info:

UT Promise Program Information Link

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

Scarlett Family Foundation Scholarship Application Link

*Scarlett Family Foundation Scholarship Application is open from 9/15-2019-12/15/2019 to current high school seniors or current college students who are or plan to pursue degrees in Buisness or STEM-related fields.

**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.