Application for Federal Student Aid - FAFSA

Application for Federal Student Aid or Renewal FAFSA

Federal Student Aid PIN

ALL students and parents must request a pin to sign their FAFSA forms electronically. Make sure you request your PIN 4-6 weeks before you come to the Bridge workshop.

Federal Pell Grant

Approximately two-thirds of full-time college students receive some kind of financial aid. Some receive Federal Pell Grants. A Pell Grant is the money the government provides for students who need it to pay for college. Grants, unlike loans, do not have to be repaid. Eligible students receive a specified amount each year under this program.


All students are required to take the ACT before entering college. We encourage students to take the assessment multiple times between the end of their junior year and senior graduation. The AIMS office has a fee waiver for one of the tests, and offer multiple ACT prep workshops throughout the year.

The Student Loan People

Need extra money for college beyond Financial Aid, contact the Student Loan People. They offer forgiveness loans for Nurses, Law, Math/Science/Foreign Language teachers for every year you work in the state of Kentucky. Contact them for more details.


FastWeb is a great resource to apply for national scholarships that are available across the entire United States. Make sure you check with your desired college's scholarship office for local and regional scholarships. If you are a senior the applications are usually due around January for your upcoming freshman year of college.

Go Higher Ky

Go Higher KY is a great informational resource for prospective college students. It contains a great wealth of information.


Get help with homework or get ahead of the curve with this online tutoring service. Live tutors are available from 2-11 pm every day to teach students in almost any subject. There are hundreds of video tutorials in any subject you need. A McCracken County Library Card is required. If you do not have one, please contact the AIMS Office and we will gladly get one for you free of charge. Click the link above to start!

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Khan Academy

All of the site's resources are available to anyone. It doesn't matter if you are a student, teacher, home-schooler, principal, adult returning to the classroom after 20 years, or a friendly alien just trying to get a leg up in earthly biology. Khan Academy's materials and resources are available to you completely free of charge. Click the photo to start!

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Left Brain America

A blog from The Atlantic about STEM education in the 21st century. Very cool!


Applying for college is a multi-step process. If you are not organized, you could miss out on a number of opportunities including not getting into your schools of choice and missing out on free money (money that never has to be paid back). Luckily, has simplified this process to help you stay organized during your senior year. Answer five simple questions and get a free step-by-step road map to college.

ACT Prep

This site provides General Preparation Tips, Full-Length Practice Tests (including Writing), Information about the Optional Writing Test, Test Day Strategies, and What to Expect on Test Day:

Practice Questions

Review these practice questions to help familiarize yourself with the ACT Test.

SAT Prep

This site has everything from Practice Questions to Flash Cards.

Study Skills

Study Guidelines PowerPoint (ppt)

Education Corner provides General Study Skills, Test Taking Skills, and Study Skills by Subject!

Getting Started with PowerPoint

Download guide and tutorial (pdf)

Careers in Math & Science

This is a great website that lists hundreds of careers in math and science. The top of the page is the navigation bar which gives you links to skills needed, schools, job market and more! Click here to check it out!