Counselor Connection


Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley High School will host a Senior Parent and Financial Aid Awareness Night on Wednesday, September 27. The first session will cover basic information for parents assisting their seniors as they navigate the final year of high school and the College and Career planning process. This session will begin at 5:30 pm in the GCMS High School Media Center and last for one hour. The financial aid (FAFSA) session will begin at 6:30 and is designed for all students interested in continuing their education at a Community College or University. All interested parents and students are encouraged to attend.

If you need financial aid for the 2018-19 school year, you have until June 30, 2019 to submit the FAFSA, but you should file your FAFSA as close to Oct. 1, 2017 as possible to improve your chances of qualifying for the most grant, scholarship and work-study dollars.

The featured speaker will be Ms. Pam Lytel, Associate Director of Financial Aid at Parkland College. She will cover the financial aid process used at all post-secondary institutions. Information for students and parents will include the different types of financial aid, including the FAFSA, scholarships, grants, loans, student work programs, and military programs.