Next Steps for Seniors

Senior Meetings, FAFSA Completion, Scholarships, and More

Senior Meetings

September 25 5:30 PM Location = FDSH Freshman Academy Commons

October 3 6:30 PM Location = FDSH Freshman Academy Commons

October 9 4:30 PM Location = FDSH Freshman Academy Commons

November 2 12:00 PM Location = FDSH LMC



Senior Students/ Parents are invited to attend one of the dates listed above to receive information including: high school transcript, senior schedule, senior timeline, college planning materials, scholarship resources, and financial aid information.

Big Steps for Seniors on October 5th

Many seniors along with their parents will be honored Oct 5 at the Football game during Senior Night Celebrations. We would like to start the celebrations that afternoon!

College Intention Day - Oct 5th


  • Students will report to the cafeteria in the afternoon of October 5th. They will receive help in filling out a college application or record their post high school intentions.
  • Students will need their Social Security Number to fill out college applications and to create an FSA ID.
  • A drawing for prizes will be held for students who complete applications and provide their post-secondary intentions.

FAFSA Football Night

Friday, Oct. 5th, 3-6pm

Fort Dodge Senior High School Cafeteria, North 25th Street, Fort Dodge, IA, USA

Filling the FAFSA is an important step in preparing for college. Priority deadlines are as early as December 1st. We would like to assist families in getting this step completed as well as get you into the Oct 5th FDSH Football game FREE! Sign Up today, complete your FAFSA on Oct 5th, and receive a Football ticket for that night.


Sign Up for your time slot at: http://bit.ly/FAFSAFootball

Before the FAFSA

Students and Parents both need a FSA ID usernames and passwords

Create FSA IDs @ https://fsaid.ed.gov/npas/index.htm

A Checklist of what to bring with when filing the FAFSA

Student:

  • Social Security Number
  • Driver's License
  • 2017 W-2 Forms and other records of money earned
  • 2017 Federal Income Tax Return
  • Current bank (checking & savings) statements

Parents:

  • Social Security Number
  • Driver's License
  • 2017 W-2 Forms and other records of money earned
  • 2017 Federal Income Tax Return
  • 2017 untaxed income records
    • Social Security
    • Temporary Assistance for Families showing need
    • Welfare
    • Veterans benefits records
  • Current bank (checking & savings) statements
  • Current business and investment mortgage information, business and farm records, stock, bond and other investment records
FAFSA Football Night Sign Up

If these times don't work for you and you need assistance please contact the counseling office and we will be glad to set up a time that works.

Additional FAFSA Information

College Financial Aid Night is Sept 26th at Iowa Central


Iowa Central will assist anyone, regardless of what college a student is planning to attend, in filing the FAFSA


http://www.iowacentral.edu/financial_aid/

Find Money For College

https://youtu.be/LysJa038lTE

Local Scholarships

We are working to get our Local Scholarships updated. Please check back later.

Have Questions?