Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Financial Aid Overview

If you are going to be a graduating in May, and you are planning on attending college, you probably need information about completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Last Wednesday, Jessica Hills from Missouri Western State University came to North Platte and presented information about completing the FAFSA and the financial aid process.  You can find a link to her presentation HERE. Below is a video that also does a good job of explaining the process.  Remember, you can apply after January 1st and it's always best to complete the FAFSA as soon as possible to meet your colleges priority deadline. March 1st is the priority deadline for many federal and state assistance opportunities. Fore more information go HERE.

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Trulaske Leadership Academy

The Trulaske Leadership Academy is a day long leadership conference hosted by University of Missouri’s College of Business Student Council. The day consists of seeing Mizzou’s business school and then participating in active and engaging workshops that will enhance leadership skills and prepare you for college.  It is not required to be an upcoming Mizzou student to apply.
Date: Friday, 11/14/14
Time: 9:00am-4:00pm
Location: Cornell Hall, Mizzou Campus in Columbia, MO

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

October Tasks for High School Seniors

Taken From MappingYourFuture.org By Beth Ziehmer

Your senior year is an exciting time, including the beginning of many "lasts"--high school Homecoming, football games, senior recognition nights, etc. A new set of "firsts" is also occurring, such as admission applications, scholarship essays, financial aid information, and the need to meet deadlines to help you finalize your college choice.

Throughout your senior year, continue to build your resume by achieving academic success, as well as participating in extracurricular activities. Colleges are interested in well-rounded students.
The college preparation that takes place during your senior year is filled with a lot of details and paperwork. It is very important that you involve your parents with this process.
Below are the tasks you should complete during the month of October:
  • Take the SAT and/or ACT.
  • Continue working on your admissions essays.
  • If you haven't already done so, attend college planning and/or financial aid information nights and college fairs.
  • Visit your top school choices. If possible, make appointments with faculty, staff, and students.
  • Complete applications for every scholarship for which you may be eligible.
  • Meet with your guidance counselor to develop a college admission and financial aid application plan.
  • Contact the schools' financial aid offices to determine which forms they require. Some schools may require special forms.
  • Finalize portfolios, audition tapes, writing samples, or other evidence of talent if required for admission.
 For more great articles go to: www.mappingyourfuture.org