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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?

uAspire Information:

The 2023-2024 uAspire College Affordability Advisor is Sophie Scanlan. She will be available for advising on Tuesdays and Wednesdays this year. You can email Sophie at or you can schedule an appointment at

SHS partners with an organization called uAspire, which is a nonprofit dedicated to helping students find affordable ways to and through higher education. Though any student or family is welcome to contact uAspire, their primary mission is to work with students and families who are first generation to college, low income, and students of color. 

Three 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!

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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