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Financial Aid

College can be expensive but it doesn’t have to be! Somerville High School helps students and families find affordable postsecondary options.

How does SHS help students and families with college affordability?

2020 uAspire Information

The 2020-2021 uAspire College Affordability Advisor is Emma Chavenson. She will be available for virtual advising 2-3 days per week this year. You can email Emma at to make an appointment with her.

SHS partners with an organization called uAspire, which is a nonprofit dedicated to helping students find affordable ways to and through higher education. uAspire provides the following services for SHS students and families:

Two days a week, we have a uAspire College Affordability Advisor at the high school to work with seniors and their families on all aspects of the financial aid process. The Advisor helps students brainstorm affordable college options, complete financial aid applications, send follow up documentation to schools, compare financial aid packages to make a good financial decision, complete college enrollment steps (regarding financial aid), answer general financial aid questions, and more!

In the fall, uAspire sends College Affordability Advisors to SHS to do presentations for all seniors on the college financial aid process.

In the spring, uAspire does presentations for all juniors on the college financial aid process.

uAspire hosts a financial aid completion event for SHS seniors in the fall.

uAspire attends our Post HS Planning Night for seniors and families to explain financial aid.

uAspire attends our College & Career Day to explain financial aid to all families (including families of students in grades 6, 7, and 8).

Somerville High School is committed to helping students and families of all backgrounds and income levels find affordable ways to higher education!

For more information, talk to your counselor or visit these websites


Links to Financial Aid Applications



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Apply for Scholarships

Somerville High School has partnered with Going Merry for their community scholarship program.  The SHS scholarship program will be announced in early 2021.  In the meantime, there are nationwide scholarships available on Going Merry that Somerville High School students can apply for.