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College Planning

Below you will find important information/forms for college bound students.

FAFSA becomes available October 1, 2016.  To complete a FASA, please follow the instructions below:

  1. You AND your parent/guardian will first need to fill out a FASA ID.  Click the following link to create an ID:  https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/fafsa/filling-out/fsaid
  2. Then you complete your FAFSA by clicking on the following link:  https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/fafsa/filling-out

 

Important sites students can use for the college planning and application process:
https://bigfuture.collegeboard.org
https://www.commonapp.org/Login (this is the Common Application site)
Over 500 schools use the Common Application.  Some local colleges/universities that use it are: Miami University, Ohio State University, Otterbein, University of Cincinnati, University of Dayton, University of Kentucky, Wittenberg University, and Xavier University.

The College Application Process Document:  This document helps you with the application process.

The 2015-16 Scholarship Document:  Is a list of some scholarships available for the 2016-17 academic year.  Please note, when you see the "file folder" in bold it means there is more documentation in the black filing cabinet labeled "Scholarship Cabinet" located in the lobby of the Guidance Office.  Mrs. Wiedmeyer has compiled a nice size list of scholarships, however, there are many other scholarships available to students; you just have to do some digging.

Scholarship Search Suggestion:  View the scholarship page of the college or university your child is interested in attending.  Each college/university offer scholarship opportunities.
Sites to search for scholarships:
https://bigfuture.collegeboard.org/scholarship-search
https://studentaid.ed.gov/types/grants-scholarships/finding-scholarships
http://www.petersons.com/college-search/scholarship-search.aspx
http://www.smartscholar.com

College Plans Document:  This document can be used to help compare and contrast schools as well as keep track of upcoming dates.

College Visit Absence Form:  Seniors are permitted two excused absences to visit a college or university campus and juniors are permitted one.  In order for it to be excused a "College Visit Absence Form" must be completed and returned to Mrs. Blair or Mrs. Rapier prior to the planned visit.  The student MUST also bring something back from the campus showing they visited the school on that specific day.

Transcript Release Form:  Seniors who would like Mrs. Wiedmeyer to send their transcript to colleges/universities must fill out this form.  Print outs can be found in the Guidance Office.