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Note to the Seniors -10/1/18

From: Mrs. Arehart

Beginning, October 1st you can apply for FAFSA.  However, on Monday, October 1st  at 7:00 p.m. in the High School Library, YOU and your parents should attend our Financial Aid Night. A speaker from Northeast will come and speak about Financial Aid, and then if you would like to stay after the presentation, she will show you how to fill out the FAFSA that night, and she will work with you one-on-one and information shared with her will be confidential.  Please bring:

  • Your Social Security Number (student and parent/s)
  • Your Alien Registration Number (if you are not a U.S. citizen)
  • Your most recent 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 (can do this night)

(Once this information is input in the computer, the screen will cover this information up, so that no one else can see it.)

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Visit your college of choice or choices to ensure your decision is the right fit for you!  You have 2 college visits to use during your Senior year, one per semester.  Talk to Mrs. Arehart about scheduling one of these soon!  You have to talk to me first in order for this to be excused and fill out a paper signed by your parents within one week advance.

 

Check out my website for current updates on the school’s web page—scholarships are being updated frequently!  You can start applying for some scholarships already!

 

Already received scholarship awards? Keep all of these awards together because even if you don’t choose that college, you can still receive acknowledgement at Awards Night for the scholarship awards you received.  Give Mrs. Arehart a copy of the scholarship award. 

 

Apply to your top colleges! Have more than 1 in mind—apply to your top colleges to see which one you like better or which one you receive more money for.

 

Did you apply already?  You need to tell Mrs. Arehart where your transcripts need sent.

 

Did you already get accepted?  Please bring in your acceptance letter, and Mrs. Arehart will take your picture.  Got accepted into more than one; bring all of them!

 

    

“A goal without a plan is just a wish.”

~Antoine de Saint-Exupery

Happy Planning!

Mrs. Arehart

K-12 School Counselor

Plainview Public School



Note to the Juniors

From: Mrs. Arehart

 

There will be college representatives or Army recruiters coming to school in order for you to learn more about that college or service. When these representatives come, it will be in the announcements, and you will need to sign up in the office.  Please take advantage of these representatives coming to our school if you are interested in that college or service, as these are the people that are educated in that area, and you can ask them your questions.

 

Have a college in mind?  You have 1 college visit to use during your Junior year, one per semester.  Talk to Mrs. Arehart about scheduling one of these soon!  You have to talk to Mrs. Arehart first in order for this to be excused and fill out a paper signed by your parents and do within ONE WEEK in advance.

 

Want to take a college class?  There are classes Northeast offers for dual credit, which means these count for high school credits and college credits.  See my website for more information on dual credit college classes.  Right now, they are only $49 a credit, and that is SUPER REASONABLE.  I put the deadlines to sign up for classes in the announcements, and we offer 3 Math classes here that can be taken as college credit from Mr. Boyer—Advanced Math, Statistics, and Calculus.

 

In order to take any Math or English classes as college credit at NCC, a student has to either have an ACT score or Accuplacer score.  For the ACT in Math, it is a 21 in Math or 23 for Calculus.  For the ACT in English, it is an 18 in Reading and English.  If the student hasn’t taken the ACT, he or she has to take the Accuplacer at Northeast Community College, and they will tell the student their score and score needed.

 

Check out my website for current updates on the school’s web page—scholarships will be updated soon!  There are a few for Juniors.  If you read the description, it will be listed as for what age it is for. 

 

Many of the colleges link their scholarship amounts with what you receive on your ACT.  As a Junior, it would be best practice to take the ACT BEFORE the school has the April mandated test that they use as our state test now. 

 

The school will be providing free John Baylor Test prep nights to prepare for the October and December ACT test times.  Information will be sent home soon.  

 

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·      Attend an EducationQuest Financial Aid Program  to learn about types of financial aid and the FAFSA. While you’re there, register to win a $500 scholarship!

 

Meet with college reps at College Fairs, Educational Planning Programs

Juniors and seniors: Attend a College Fair or Educational Planning Program (EPP) this fall to meet with college representatives. Admission is free.

 

Before you attend, visit NebraskaCollegeFairs.org to register for a barcode. Print the barcode, or download it to your smartphone, and take it to the fair so that college reps can scan it.

 

2018 Fall College Fairs

Lincoln Area College Fair, Sunday, September 16, 1:00-3:00 p.m. – Southeast Community College,

8800 O Street.

Omaha Area College Fair, Sunday, September 23, 1:00-4:00 p.m. – University of Nebraska at Omaha

Sapp Fieldhouse, 6001 Dodge St.

2018 Educational Planning Programs

EPPs will be held across the state this fall. See the Events Calendar at EducationQuest.org to find the event in your area.



September “To Do” List

Juniors and seniors ... complete these college planning tasks during September:

__ Juniors and seniors, attend a Financial Aid Program.

__ Juniors and seniors, attend a College Fair or Educational Planning Program (EPP) in your area.

__ Before you attend a College Fair or EPP, get a barcode at NebraskaCollegeFairs.org.

__ Juniors, register by September 7 for the October 6 SAT.

__ Juniors, register by September 28 for October 27 ACT.

 


 

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“A goal without a plan is just a wish.”

~Antoine de Saint-Exupery

Happy Planning!

Mrs. Arehart

K-12 School Counselor

Plainview Public School