Senior Office Spotlight
Helpful Information from the RayPec Counseling Office
It's Time To Start Thinking About FAFSA!
Not as familiar with how the FAFSA process works? Check out THIS VIDEO for more information. Want still more information? See a PDF file HERE for a brochure on Federal Student Aid.
Save the Date! Coming up on February 16th is the FAFSA Frenzy night at RayPec High School. We will have computers set up and knowledgeable representatives available to assist you step by step in order to fill out the necessary FAFSA information.
Watch for more information as we get closer.
College Reps Coming
1/6 Airforce, Lunch Visit- no sign up needed
1/6 Airforce 1pm (sign up for presentation in Library)
1/7 Army, Lunch Visit- no sign up needed
1/12 Marines, Lunch Visit- no sign up needed
1/13 Army Reserves, Lunch Visit- no sign up needed
1/14 Missouri Southern State University 9am
1/21 Navy, Lunch Visit- no sign up needed
January – February-Apply for Scholarships
___ File your taxes ASAP; the FAFSA becomes live on January 1. Make sure you created your Federal Student Aid (FSA) ID.
___ Submit your FAFSA as soon as you can whether you think you qualify for aid or not. This is important for scholarship and financial aid programs, and many awards are on a “first come first serve basis.” The FAFSA is one of the requirements for the A+ program. The Missouri deadline for the FAFSA is April 1. GO TO: www.fafsa.ed.gov
___ Keep copies of all FAFSA information for your file.
___ Attend the FAFSA FRENZY in February. Staff members and experts will help you file your FAFSA. For more information and details go to http://dhe.mo.gov/ppc/fafsa_completion.php or www.RPSeniors.weebly.com select 'College Financial Aid' and then 'FAFSA Frenzy'.
___ Plan, prepare, and take ACT/SAT in the spring. If you have already taken the ACT several times, visit with your counselor and your parents to decide if it is appropriate for you to take in the Spring.
___ Continue to apply for scholarships listed on the RP Seniors page under the Scholarships tab.
___ Don’t let ‘senioritis’ interfere with your post-secondary goals! Stay strong and work hard throughout the second semester.