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Guidance and Counseling Staff


Guidance Counselor At-Risk Coordinator
Tricia Oltmanns
Meghan King


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October 10: PSAT, 8:30 am, HS


October 27:  ACT, 8 am, HS Commons


March 26: College Planning Night, 6pm  HS Commons

                      Financial Aid Night, 7 pm  HS Commons 


April 13:  ACT, 8 am, HS Commons 



On October 1, 2018, students will be able to complete the 2019-2020 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and the 2019-2020 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.

Students should be aware of the college/university FAFSA deadline, the state of Iowa deadline (July 1) and any other scholarship/grant deadlines to ensure their FASFA is submitted by the earliest deadline.  


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/

*If you need assistance completing the FAFSA, the College Planning Center will help you for free. They are located on DMACC's Ankeny Campus. Call them at 877-272-4692 for an appointment.