Class of 2023 Counseling Update

January 2023

Hello Senior Class!

You have a few weeks left of semester one...make sure you're on track to graduate!

Keep checking your PowerSchool, attending your classes, and working through your assignments on Schoology. Knock out those fall credits now!

FAFSA IS NOW OPEN! Everyone should complete this to maximize their financial aid possibilities! See below for more information.

If you want to apply to college, you should be working on those applications! They take longer than you think.

If you decide that college isn't right for you now, please know that I am available even after you graduate to help you with your future.

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Ms. Reed Class of 2023 Schoology Group

All students have been added to my Schoology group! This group has tons of resources about applying to college, getting financial aid, scholarships, etc.
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Financial Aid

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How do I start getting money for college?

In October, the Free Application for Student Financial Aid (FASFA) opened. ALL STUDENTS SHOULD COMPLETE THIS PROCESS. It doesn't matter how much your parents and/or you make. This is the first step in helping paying for college.

FASFA requires a lot of financial information, so start getting that information together soon.

What happens after I complete FASFA?

You'll receive a Student Aid Report that gives your Expected Family Contribution (EFC). This number helps determine what grants and loans you may qualify for as well as information about that aid. When the state of Maryland reviews your EFC, it will offer you other grants and loans as well.

What about scholarships?

Scholarships will help you pay for whatever isn't covered by the loans and grants you may receive through financial aid. Ms. Reed will email information about scholarships as she receives them. Apply to as many as you can!

I need help?

The Financial Aid Office at Chesapeake College will help you do your FAFSA for FREE! Just make an appointment with them for a Friday.
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FAFSA Overview


All scholarships are now on our school website at
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College Acceptances!