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EVENTS
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Students must sign up for any of the visits that are not held during lunch.  If no students are signed up that visit will be canceled so please make sure to sign up if you are interested.
Sign up sheet is outside of Mrs. Dixon's window.

UNITED STATES ARMY
WHEN:  Thurs, Sept 13th  - Lunch Visit 
WHERE:  Cafeteria 

FINANCIAL AID NIGHT
WHEN:  Tues, Sept 18th - 6:15pm
WHERE:  School Cafeteria 
The 2019 - 2020 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) opened on October 1st!
Please make sure you apply online at https://fafsa.ed.gov/
We will have our FAFSA Night at Durand School in the large gym on Tues, Sept 18th at 6:15pm. A representative from Rock valley College's Financial Aid Office will be here along with a representative from Illinois Student Assistance Commission to provide information on different types of financial aid and how to apply. 
This is a good opportunity to ask any questions and get information on Financial Aid and Scholarships please don't miss out!

NORTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY
WHEN:  Mon, Sept 24th at 11am
WHERE:  Board Room

SAINT ANTHONY COLLEGE OF NURSING
WHEN:  Wed, Sept 26th at 10am
WHERE:  Board Room

SOUTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY
WHEN:  Wed, Oct 3rd - 1pm
WHERE:  Board Room (bring your lunch)

UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS
WHEN:  Fri, Oct 5th - 8:30am 
WHERE:  Board Room

UNITED STATES NAVY
WHEN:  Tues, Oct 16th - 1:30pm
WHERE:  Board Room


SAT / PSAT / NMSQT Information:
PSAT 8/9 for all 8th & 9th graders will be held Wed, October 19th.

PSAT/NMSQT for all 10th & 11th graders will be held Oct 24th.   

Prepare for the PSAT/NMSQT

Take charge of your education and learn as much as you can! Go to the College Board website to find out about the new SAT. 
https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/sat/inside-the-test

REGISTER yourself on the College Board at:
https://student.collegeboard.org/

You can get Official SAT Practice at:
https://www.khanacademy.org/sat
Log in and set up an account and when prompted agree to link your Khan Academy and College Board accounts. When you sign up for an account at College Board hit "Send" to send your test results to Khan Academy.

Another website to go for SAT/PSAT Practice is:

http://students.studypoint.com/free-sat-practice-test-scoring/index.asp#getstarted


Attention Male Students:

SELECTIVE SERVICE REGISTRATION is the law and you should register within 30 days of your 18th birthday. A valid social security number is required for online registration.

You can register with Selective Service at: https://www.sss.gov/

If you do not have a social security number, you must register by filling out a paper registration form, signing, and mailing it.

Male students who fail to register with Selective Service are ineligible for Federal student loan and grant programs, including Pell Grants, Federal Work Study, and Stafford Loans. Several states have also made Selective Service registration a prerequisite for state financial aid as well as the application process at public colleges and universities.


Students are always welcome to stop in to see Mrs. Dixon with questions.


Planning for college can seem overwhelming, but it's a lot easier with the right tools just a click away. And it’s even better when those tools are free! Use the ISAC Student Portal to help you choose a college, learn about careers, find scholarships, simplify the financial aid process, learn how to budget your money, and much more. You can even connect with one of our ISACorps counselors for one-on-one help or to find a workshop in your area!
Go to:
https://studentportal.isac.org/web/guest/student/


More Useful Links:

Mapping Your Future:  http://mappingyourfuture.org/
This site was built to help students plan for higher education by offering reliable and unbiased money management advice and counseling for college and beyond.

College Xpress

CollegeZone.com

What's Next Illinois
Federal Student Aid

Career Resources:

Illinois WorkNet
Occupational Outlook Handbook

Career Guide to Industries

Career Cruising

O*NET Resource Center

Illinois Student Assistance Commissions

Public Service Careers

Career Vision's Newsletter - free but there is a charge for their services that is the responsibility of the individual student/family.

Job Resources:
Illinois WorkNet

America's Job Bank


Scholarships
(check back often for updates!
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Click this link to watch an informational video on CFNIL (Community Foundation of Northern Illinois)


Other Useful Scholarship Sites:
Scholarships.com - Free College Scholarships

Fastweb.com - Offers registration for both scholarship and college searches.
FastWeb.

Scholarship PowerPoint































Stacie Dixon

Academic Advisor

815.248.2171 x  115

sdixon@cusd322.org