Guidance and Counseling Staff
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March 27: College Planning Night, 6pm HS Commons
Financial Aid Night, 7 pm HS Commons
April 14: ACT, 8 am, HS Commons
SENIORS AND PARENTS- CHANGES TO THE FAFSA:
On October 1, 2017, students will be able to complete the 2018-2019 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and the 2018-2019 Iowa Financial Aid Application. The FAFSA is the standardized form used to determine eligibility for federal, state and in some cases, institutional financial aid. Upon completion of the FASFA, all Iowa residents have the option to link directly to the Iowa Financial Aid Application (IFAA). The IFAA is the State of Iowa’s supplemental scholarship/grant application that collects eligibility information for specific state-funded scholarships and grants.
Instead of applying for financial aid 8 months prior to starting college, students will be able to complete the FAFSA 11 months prior. For a more detailed explanation of the change, please see this article.
What this change means to Seniors and their families:
As a reminder, the official FAFSA site is www.fafsa.ed.gov. Filing the FAFSA is free; students should never pay to submit the application. Please note: if the student and parent want to electronically sign the FASFA, they will each need their own Federal Student Aid Identification (FSA ID). In order to generate an FSA ID each person will need a different email address; families can’t create multiple FSA ID’s with a single email address. If a parent has multiple students, the parent only needs to create one FSA ID; that ID can serve as the parent’s signature on multiple student’s FAFSAs. FSA ID’s can be requested at any time at https://fsaid.ed.gov/