Student Services Weekly Update

9/29/2021

Welcome to Student Services!

Questions about scheduling, the college process, scholarships, work permits, transcripts or life in general? Please feel free to contact us or stop by the office. The Student Services Office is here to help!
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COLLEGE FINANCIAL AID - FAFSA

Have questions about how and when to apply for financial aid for college?


Please attend one of the multiple virtual meetings that the Massachusetts Educational Financing Authority (MEFA) will be hosting. During these meetings a college financial aid representative will review the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) , the form that needs to be completed to apply for financial aid at all 2 and 4 year colleges.

Please go to MEFA.ORG/events/category/college-financing to register for one that fits your schedule.


COLLEGE FINANCING Virtual Meeting Dates:

Tuesday, October 5th 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Wednesday, October 6th 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Thursday, October 7th 12:00 - 1:00 p.m.

Wednesday, October 20th 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Thursday, October 21st 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.

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Aspen Student & Parent Portal

One of the transition markers of middle school is greater independence and taking ownership of learning. Aspen can help with this- it is our student information system which allows students and caregivers to view information such as grades, report cards, and attendance.


All 7th and 8th grade students have Aspen accounts and have participated in tutorials on how to login and use this tool.


Parents of 8th grade students can login using their account information from last year.

Parents of 7th grade students should have received an email from Aspen in late August with login information and instructions.


Cost of College

While we know that Middle School is years away from high school graduation, you may be interested in getting a head start to plan for the cost of college. Check out the Paying for College Resource for more ways to help students and families pay for college, including helpful guides, free tools, and a video series.

Here is a series of eight videos from Sallie Mae full of tips to help you pay for college. Start at the beginning or skip around and hit the ones you’re interested in.