College and Career Happenings

January 2016

Financial Aid for Senior Families

Completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is the first step in obtaining financial assistance for college through state and federal sources. The FAFSA form opened on January 1. For optimal aid, families are encouraged to complete this form by mid-February. Below are several links to support you as you complete this process.


FAFSA Overview

Obtaining an FSA ID

Steps to completing the FAFSA

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid


If you have questions about this process, contact Federal Student Aid at 1-800-4FED-AID, your student's Counselor or the College and Career Counselor.

College Visit Information

Parents can view a list of college representatives visiting DGN by following these steps.

1. Log in to Family Connection

2. Click on "I'm a guest"

3. Enter the password "purpleandwhite"

4. Click on the colleges tab on the left side.

5. Upcoming college visit information can be found on the right side


Students can sign up to meet with college representatives visiting DGN by following these steps.

1. Log in to Family Connection

2. Click on the "colleges" tab

3. "view upcoming visits"

4. Next to the college you choose, click "sign up"

5. "sign me up"

6. Pick up the purple pass the morning of the visit from the College and Career Center.

Scholarship Information

Parents can also view scholarships by following the steps 1-4 above. Scroll down to the section marked "scholarships & money." Click on "scholarship list."


Students can utilize the scholarship list by doing the following:

1. Log in to Family Connection

2. Click on the "colleges" tab

3. Scroll down to "scholarships & money"

4. Click on "scholarship list"

Summer Enrichment Opportunities

Parents and students can view a list of summer enrichment opportunities by following these steps.

1. Log in to Family Connection using student or guest access (directions for guest access can be found above in the College Visit Information section).

2. Click on the "colleges" tab

3. Scroll down to "college research"

4. Click on "enrichment programs"

Events

Jayhawk Night Event

Thursday, Feb. 11th, 6:30pm

3003 Corporate West Drive

Lisle, IL

University of Kansas is hosting an information session on student life, housing, financial aid, etc. To register or for more information click here.

Events at the University of Illinois

Please click here for a list events held at University of Illinois (Champaign-Urbana) this fall.

Calvin College in Chicago

Wednesday, March 9th, 6pm

1601 North Clark Street

Chicago, IL

This is an information session on student life, financial aid, honors programs, athletics, etc. Dinner will be served. This event is free. Please RSVP by March 2nd at www.calvin.edu/go/chicago.