CollegePoint Application Awards

You are eligible to earn up to $400 by applying to at least 2 colleges from your customized list and up to 2 additional colleges from the CollegePoint Schools list ($100 per application). Read on to learn more about these lists and the steps you need to take in order to earn the full $400.

CollegePoint Application Awards

Your customized list includes four colleges that may be a good match for you based on where you live, your family’s income and where past students like you were accepted and enrolled. These schools have high graduation rates, making them some of the top colleges nationwide. Your list may also include Honors Colleges at public institutions near you.

You should have received your list by text and email. If you haven’t already received it, email scholarship@collegepoint.info to receive it.

CollegePoint Schools are the colleges and universities in the United States with the highest graduation rates. There are almost 300 great, affordable schools on this list that we encourage you to explore.

You can earn $100 to $400 by applying to up to four colleges that may be a good match for you! See below for how to earn the most money for college.

  • Apply to 4 CollegePoint Schools, at least 2 of which must be from the Customized List — $400
  • Apply to 3 CollegePoint Schools, at least 1 of which must be from the Customized List — $300
  • Apply to 2 CollegePoint Schools from either the Customized List or CollegePoint Schools list — $200
  • Apply to 1 CollegePoint School from either the Customized List or CollegePoint Schools list — $100

If you apply and are accepted to a school that is on either the customized or CollegePoint Schools list, you will receive the full $400. If you are not accepted, it will count as one of the four applications.

Since Early Action applications are non-binding, Early Action applications to schools on your customized list or from the CollegePoint Schools list count as one of four of the applications that qualify for CollegePoint Application Awards.

If you are a finalist and you match at a school on your customized list or the CollegePoint Schools list, you will earn the full $400 in CollegePoint Application Awards.

If you are a finalist but you do not match, you must move any applications to schools on your customized list or the CollegePoint Schools to regular decision in order for them to qualify for the CollegePoint Application Awards. In order to earn the full $400, you must still have at least two schools from your customized list.

You will verify your applications by submitting screenshots of confirmation emails, the common app dashboard or application portals through the verification form.

The screenshot must include:

  • your full name (or first name and email)
  • college/university name, and
  • the date your application was submitted.

All screenshots must be submitted by January 31 at 12 PM EST.

In order to receive an award, you must also submit a Form W-9, which you can get here. You can submit your completed form in one of the following two ways:

  • Upload it through the award verification form
  • Send a physical copy to the following address:

America Achieves dba CollegePoint
100 W. 33rd Street
Suite 917, MB# 900
New York, NY 10001

Additional information on this form can be found below in the section, “What information do I need to provide in order to receive my award?”

You may submit an Honors College application submission for verification after January 31st up until April 30th for verification towards CollegePoint Application Awards if you have not already received the maximum amount of CollegePoint Application Awards ($400) and you have meet one or more of the following criteria:

  • Honors College applications are invite only and notifications are after January 31st.
  • You can only apply to an Honors College after you have been admitted and you will not hear until after January 31st.
  • You can only apply to an Honors College after submitting a regular application and you will not be able to access the application until after January 31st.

Students who not US citizens may apply to any four schools from the CollegePoint Schools list and earn the full $400.

You will receive official notification from CollegePoint in early March. Awards will be finalized and disbursed to you to use for college-related costs (i.e. deposit, orientation fee) by April 1, 2019.

You will receive your awards via email from Deluxe eChecks. An eCheck is simply a regular check that can be received virtually, via email. Below is the step by step process:

  1. You’ll be notified by email that you’ve received a check
  2. Retrieve your check from eChecks’ secure online system
  3. Print your check
  4. Cash or deposit it just like a regular check

→ Will banks accept my Deluxe eChecks?
Yes. Deluxe eChecks are exactly like any other check accepted by your bank. If your bank does have questions, they can simply follow the directions on the check to verify its authenticity.

→ What information will I need to provide in order to receive my eCheck?
You must provide the following information at any time before January 31st. We recommend you do this as soon as possible to ensure you’re on track to receive your awards.

1.

Information needed

Completed W-9 form. Read on for additional information about this form.

Get the form here.

How to submit this information

Submit your completed form in one of the following two ways:

America Achieves dba CollegePoint
100 W. 33rd Street
Suite 917, MB# 900
New York, NY 10001

2.

Information needed
Preferred email address that you check regularly. This is where you will receive your check.

How to submit this information

Email your W-9 form using your preferred email address where you would like to receive your check. Be sure to use an email that you check regularly.

Information needed

How to submit this information

1

Submitted your completed form in one of the following two ways:

Email it to collegepointverification@americaachieves.org and be sure to include your first and last name in your email.
Send a physical copy to the following address:

America Achieves dba CollegePoint
100 W. 33rd Street
Suite 917, MB# 900
New York, NY 10001

2

Preferred email address that you check regularly. This is where you will receive your check.

Email your W-9 form using your preferred email address where you would like to receive your check. Be sure to use an email that you check regularly.

→ What is a W-9 form?
A W-9 form is an IRS form, but not one you send to the IRS. Instead, you typically get one from a business that will be paying you, and its purpose is to record your tax identification number (a.k.a. Social Security Number), along with your name and address. This is so the business can later fill out paperwork for the IRS, such as a 1099 form, reporting how much it has paid all employees and non-employees. Providing your social security number is necessary to ensure the IRS can identify you and connect the reported income with the correct person or business.

This ​is a common accounting practice that is needed to satisfy internal control procedures for nonprofit auditors. All personal information is kept confidential and will not be shared with anybody outside of the organization. This document will not cause students any taxable liabilities as long as payments made to the students are under $600 per calendar year.

→ How do I complete the W-9 form?

  1. Top section → complete lines 1, 3 (select the box that indicates “Individual/sole proprietor or single-member LLC”), 5, 6
  2. Part I → enter Social Security Number
  3. Part II → sign and date

→ What if I do not have a social security number?
If you have DACA status, are an international student, or identify as undocumented AND do not have an SSN, you do not need to complete the form. Instead, please email your full name and address to ​collegepointverification@americaachieves.org​.

You must provide the following information at any time before January 31st. We recommend you do this as soon as possible to ensure you’re on track to receive your awards.

1.

Information needed

Completed W-9 form. Read on for additional information about this form.

Get the form here.

How to submit this information

Submit your completed form in one of the following two ways:

  • Upload it through the verification form
  • Send a physical copy to the following address:

America Achieves dba CollegePoint
100 W. 33rd Street
Suite 917, MB# 900
New York, NY 10001

2.

Information needed
Preferred email address that you check regularly. This is where you will receive your check.

How to submit this information

Be sure to provide the preferred email address (an account you check regularly) where you would like to receive your check when you complete the verification form: collegepoint.info/awardverification.

Information needed

How to submit this information

2

Preferred email address that you check regularly. This is where you will receive your check.

Be sure to provide the preferred email address (an account you check regularly) where you would like to receive your check when you complete the verification form: collegepoint.info/awardverification.

→ What is a W-9 form?
A W-9 form is an IRS form, but not one you send to the IRS. Instead, you typically get one from a business that will be paying you, and its purpose is to record your tax identification number (a.k.a. Social Security Number), along with your name and address. This is so the business can later fill out paperwork for the IRS, such as a 1099 form, reporting how much it has paid all employees and non-employees. Providing your social security number is necessary to ensure the IRS can identify you and connect the reported income with the correct person or business.

This is a common accounting practice that is needed to satisfy internal control procedures for nonprofit auditors. All personal information is kept confidential and will not be shared with anybody outside of the organization. This document will not cause students any taxable liabilities as long as payments made to the students are under $600 per calendar year.

→ How do I complete the W-9 form?

  1. Top section → complete lines 1, 3 (select the box that indicates “Individual/sole proprietor or single-member LLC”), 5, 6
  2. Part I → enter Social Security Number
  3. Part II → sign and date

→ What if I do not have a social security number?
If you have DACA status, are an international student, or identify as undocumented AND do not have an SSN, you do not need to complete the form.

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