Achievement Through Commitment to Education (ACE)

 

ACE…
Guarantees access to higher education for students of Palo Duro and Caprock High Schools.  The ACE scholarship Program is for Palo Duro and Caprock High School students entering the freshmen class.

ACE…
Provides numerous college bound activities throughout high school and college for participating students, which include:

  • Significant information early and often regarding the Path to a College Education;
  • Early intervention during high school regarding attendance and grades;
  • Significant information and direct assistance during high school regardless all aspects of higher education, including field trips to college campuses, college testing preparation, financial aid workshops, one-to one assistance with college paperwork, special college orientation and registration, and ongoing support and encouragement.

Application

Graduates are required to complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by March every year that you plan to attend college. Federal financial aid is used to pay for tuition, books and fees for those who qualify, therefore, it is important to renew this application every year. To complete the FAFSA, students must use income tax returns and W-2's of their parents and themselves. This process can be done manually by using the renewal form received each year, or students may submit applications over the Internet. The "FAFSA on the Web link will take you to the Department of Education's Web site.

Student Aid Report

After submission of the FAFSA, students will receive a Student Aid Report (SAR) in the mail. Review the SAR to ensure all information is correct. Corrections can be submitted through the FAFSA Web site or by mail. The SAR will be sent to each college that you specify on the FAFSA. Once this is received, you should contact the college you plan to attend to ensure that they have received a copy of your SAR.

Verification

Typically one out of every three random applications is selected for verification. If your FAFSA is selected for verification, your college will contact you and request additional information. This may require providing copies of W-2's and tax returns for you and your parents, copies of social security cards, selective service registration or other documentation. It is important that you submit this documentation as quickly as possible. You cannot receive ACE funds or federal funds without this step being completed.

Completion of your Financial Aid Folder

Students should contact the college they plan to attend to ensure that all requirements for federal financial aid have been met. When the college acknowledges receipt of all required verification, a student's financial aid folder is considered complete. It is the student's responsibility to contact the school and to submit all required documentation by the college due date. Contact the ACE College Liaison, Connie Bradford, at (806) 350-4518 or at connie@aaf-hf.org, if you have any questions concerning any procedure.

"FAFSA on the WEB" Link

www.fafsa.ed.gov

 

For additional information about the ACE program, click on "Connect" and then select "Programs" and then "Achievement Through Commitment to Education" to see additional links related to this program.