Scholarships & Financial Aid


All Graduates: Apply for Crosby Scholars Last Dollar Grant NOW!

The Crosby Scholars Last Dollar Grant application is now open for the graduating Class of 2023 and prior. Students must apply by clicking the Apply button below to access the new Submittable application. The Last Dollar Grant is not automatic; scholars must meet all criteria and apply to be considered. Scholars must demonstrate not only financial need but also remaining need after the school of choice has awarded aid. For more information, review our Last Dollar Grant page.

2024 Crosby Scholars Scholarships

All Crosby Scholars Scholarships for the 2024 graduating class open February 1, 2024. Access the full list of scholarships HERE.

Questions about scholarships? Contact the Financial Aid Team at

Outside or Institutional Scholarships

Need ideas on how to find scholarship opportunities?

Institutional Scholarships are those offered by a specific college or university. Typically, these scholarship opportunities are listed on the school's Financial Aid web page. Students can begin by researching institutional scholarships offered at the colleges where they plan to apply. Every college's financial aid web page lists scholarships unique to their school and the qualifications necessary for consideration. Students applying to schools in other states can locate this information on their web pages.

Every high school in the Rowan-Salisbury School System has a school counselor designated as the scholarship coordinator. Seniors should make sure they know who is in charge of scholarships and how to access their high school's scholarship newsletter.

College Board Opportunity Scholarships - Turn your Efforts into Scholarships! The College Board has launched a new scholarship program with $5 million in scholarships each year.


Financial Aid

Launch of the 2024–25 FAFSA® Form

Applying for federal student aid is FREE. It is also time-sensitive. There are major changes and improvements coming to the 2024–25 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®form. This redesigned and streamlined FAFSA form will be available by December 31, 2023.

What You Need to Know Now

The 2024–25 FAFSA form will expand eligibility for federal student aid.

  • 610,000 new students from low-income backgrounds will be eligible to receive Federal Pell Grants due to updates to student aid calculations.

  • Use the Federal Student Aid Estimator to get an early estimate of what your federal student aid could be after submitting the new form.

The 2024–25 FAFSA form will offer a new, streamlined user experience for students and their families.

  • Applicants will be able to skip as many as 26 FAFSA questions, depending on their individual circumstances. Some applicants will need to complete as few as 18 questions, taking less than 10 minutes.

  • Watch our “2024–25 FAFSA FAQs” playlist to better understand what’s changed on the new form.

What You Can Do Now

How to Ask for More Financial Aid Due to Special or Unusual Circumstances

Has your family been financially affected by special or unusual circumstances that impacts your ability to pay for college?  If so, you should think about writing an appeal letter to your colleges Financial Aid office to ensure that you are being offered as much funding as possible.  How do you request a change to your Financial Aid package? SwiftStudent will help you write a financial aid appeal letter for free.

CSS Profile

While all colleges expect students to complete the FAFSA, some schools require additional applications like the CSS Profile. Unlike the FAFSA, the CSS Profile costs $25 for the first application and $16 each additional application submitted. Make sure your school requires the CSS Profile before filling it out.

Additional CSS Profile Resources: 

1. Getting Started: A CSS Profile Tutorial

2. Need guidance on how to report your Parents on the CSS Profile? Reporting Parents: A Guide

3.  What if you have a unique family situation? Completing the CSS Profile as the NON CUSTODIAL Parent

For more information on how to complete the CSS / Financial Aid Profile, including a list of colleges, visit BigFuture College Board.