Tuesday, September 29, 2020

Completing the FAFSA

                                            


If this is your Senior year and you are planning on attending college, community college a technical school, or using A+ money, completing the FAFSA is a must.  The FAFSA form is the application you will use to apply for federal student aid programs offered by the U.S. Department of Education. Completing and submitting the FAFSA form is free, and it gives you access to the largest source of financial aid to help pay for college or a technical school. Students may complete the FAFSA beginning on October 1st

Before you can complete the FAFSA you and one parent must each create your own FSA ID. This can be done at https://studentaid.gov/fsa-id/create-account/launch.  Your FSA ID has the same legal status as a written signature and is used to sign legally binding documents electronically. Do not share your FSA ID with anyone.  

To create an FSA ID you will need your:
  • Social security number 
  • Your own mobile phone number and/or email address 
Once you have your FSA ID you are ready to apply for financial aid you will need to go to https://studentaid.gov/h/apply-for-aid/fafsa.  This website contains lots of good information and links to help you.  

Before you begin applying for financial aid make sure that you have: 

  • Your Social Security Number

  • Your federal income tax returns, W-2s, and other records of money earned. (Note: You may be able to transfer your federal tax return information into your FAFSA using the IRS Data Retrieval Tool.)

  • Bank statements and records of investments (if applicable)

  • Records of untaxed income (if applicable)

  • An FSA ID to sign electronically.

There is also a mobile app available. The 2020-2021 FAFSA form is available on the myStudentAid app, available on the App Store (iOS) or on Google Play (Android).  

                                         Information is taken from the FAFSA website* 

Monday, April 13, 2020

Transferring Dual Credit

If you are Senior who has taken dual credit classes, you are probably wondering how to transfer the classes that you've taken to the college that you will be attending this fall.  As a North Platte student, you could possibly have classes from Northwest Missouri State University, Missouri Western State University, Missouri Valley College and/or Central Methodist University.

For information on how to transfer classes you've taken from Missouri Western State University click HERE

For information on how to transfer classes you've taken from Northwest Missouri State University click HERE.

For information on how to transfer classes you've taken from Central Methodist University click HERE.

For information on how to transfer classes you've taken from Missouri Valley College click HERE

Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Completing the FAFSA


*Information taken from the FAFSA website* 

If this is your Senior year and you are planning on attending college, community college a technical school, or using A+ money, completing the FAFSA is a must.  The FAFSA form is the application you will use to apply for federal student aid programs offered by the U.S. Department of Education. Completing and submitting the FAFSA form is free, and it gives you access to the largest source of financial aid to help pay for college or a technical school. Students may complete the FAFSA beginning October 1st

Before you can complete the FAFSA you and a parent must each create your own FSA ID. This can be done at www.StudentAid.gov/fsaid.  Your FSA ID has the same legal status as a written signature and is used to sign legally binding documents electronically. Do not share your FSA ID with anyone.  In order to create a FSA ID you will need your: 
  • First and last name (must match exactly what is on your social security number card)
  • Date of birth
  • Social security number 
  • Email address (email address cannot be shared or used for multiple FSA IDs
Once you have your FSA ID you are ready to apply for financial aid you will need to go to fafsa.gov

A very handy website that you can use to help you through this process can be found at: https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/fafsa/filling-out#get-help


Monday, September 30, 2019

FREE LIVE ACT & SAT Classes


Varsity Tutors is offering Missouri students FREE ACT and SAT live online prep classes (normally $799 per student). This is a Missouri-based company, and we want to make sure you're in the loop! The ACT class will begin September 24, 2019 and end on Thursday, October 24, 2019. The SAT class begins on Monday, September 30th and will end on Wednesday, October 30th.

Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Transferring Dual Credit

If you are Senior who has taken dual credit classes, you are probably wondering how to transfer the classes that you've taken to the college that you will be attending this fall.  As a North Platte student, you could possibly have classes from Northwest Missouri State University, Missouri Western State University, Missouri Valley College and/or Central Methodist University.

For information on how to transfer classes you've taken from Missouri Western State University click HERE

For information on how to transfer classes you've taken from Northwest Missouri State University click HERE.

For information on how to transfer classes you've taken from Central Methodist University click HERE.

For information on how to transfer classes you've taken from Missouri Valley College click HERE