College Readiness

College Readiness

Bedford Public Library is here to help you, or your young student, prepare for college. You don’t have to do it alone! Our helpful and knowledgeable staff is available to personally assist with any of your questions or concerns.

Jr. High School

Evan Bayh 21st Century Scholars - Indiana’s Evan Bayh 21st Century Scholars Program is a needs and performance-based program that provides students the opportunity to earn up to a four-year scholarship at an Indiana college or university. To be eligible for this Scholarship, you must apply during your 7th or 8th grade year.

Indiana Career Explorer - Indiana Career Explorer is an easy online tool available to all Hoosiers to explore their career interests and skills. You can identify occupations, establish educational strategies, and ultimately connect to employers through www.Indianacareerconnect.com.

Learn More Indiana - Information for anyone, from Kindergarten through adult, about college and the steps to get there.

High School

Evan Bayh 21st Century Scholars requirements - Each year of high school, Evan Bayh 21st Century Scholars must complete 3 requirements and report them online to keep eligibility.

FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) - FAFSA is free to file, offers over $150 billion a year for college aid. Every senior planning to attend college must file the FAFSA before March 10th and continue to file it each year they are in college. We provide assistance with filing the FAFSA. To schedule an appointment click here –Link to Evanced calendar.

FSA ID - Everyone must create an FSA ID at least 3 days before filing the FAFSA. An FSA ID gives you access to Federal Student Aid’s online systems and can serve as your legal signature. Use these printable Parent Info and Student Info worksheets to help you fill out the online registration form. Be sure to check your e-mail later for instructions to complete the process.

College Cost Estimator - Information about the cost of college and how to prepare for those costs.

Affordable Colleges Online - Information about types of degrees and specific colleges all in one place.

Learn More Indiana - information for anyone Kindergarten through Adult about college and the steps to get there

College

FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) - FAFSA is free to file, offers over $150 billion a year for college aid. The FAFSA should be filed each year before March 10th that you plan to attend college. We provide assistance with filing the FAFSA. To schedule an appointment click here –Link to Evanced calendar.

FSA ID - Everyone must create an FSA ID at least 3 days before filing the FAFSA. An FSA ID gives you access to Federal Student Aid’s online systems and can serve as your legal signature. Use these printable Parent Info and Student Info worksheets to help you fill out the online registration form. Be sure to check your e-mail later for instructions to complete the process.

15 to Finish- To graduate from college on time, a student must take at least 15 credits each semester!

Two-year Colleges - Two-year colleges are a great choice for many students. If you're looking to get hands-on skills, or if you don't think a four-year university is the right fit, click here to explore the options.

Returning to College

FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) - FAFSA is free to file, offers over $150 billion a year for college aid. The FAFSA should be filed each year before March 10th that you plan to attend college. We provide assistance with filing the FAFSA. To schedule an appointment click here –Link to Evanced calendar.

FSA ID - Everyone must create an FSA ID at least 3 days before filing the FAFSA. An FSA ID gives you access to Federal Student Aid’s online systems and can serve as your legal signature. Use these printable Parent Info and Student Info worksheets to help you fill out the online registration form. Be sure to check your e-mail later for instructions to complete the process.

Work One - Offers tuition or gas assistance for those who qualify. Phone: 812-279-4400

You Can Go Back - This initiative encourages Hoosiers to finish their education and helps them find programs that make the process easier.