Lakeland Counseling News

February 22 - 26

ACE Application Deadline

For 10th graders only: The application deadline for anyone interested in the ACE is rapidly approaching!

Applications are due February 26th.

Please return your completed application to your counselor!

FAFSA

Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

Michigan Deadline - March 1

Federal Deadline - June 30

To be considered for most financial aid programs, students must file the FAFSA after January 1 of their high school senior year and each year thereafter when applying for aid. This can be done online at www.fafsa.gov.

Priority consideration for State programs is given to students whose application is received at the federal processor on or before March 1.

MI Student Aid

Information on Financial Aid and College Access

This website is a great resource for Saving & Planning for College, Scholarships & Grants, Student Loans and Outreach Services!!!

For more information check out their website at http://www.michigan.gov/mistudentaid

Interested in the United States Service Academies?

Are you a Junior and thinking about the United States Service Academies?

Attend this FREE event to learn more!!


Thursday, February 25, 2016 at 7:00pm

Walled Lake Northern

6000 Bogie Lake Road

Commerce, Michigan 48382


For more information or to RVSP, please call 248-528-0711

5th Annual Family Engineering Night!!

PARENTS: inspire and explore engineering with your child (ages 10-15) and become part of the next generation of critical thinkers and problem-solvers with this exciting evening of hands-on activities and events! Free admission and door prizes! This is a structured event, so plan to attend the entire evening.

Four Family Engineering Nights to choose from:

Clarkston: Thursday, February 25, 2016 from 6:00-8:30 PM Oakland Schools Technical Campus Northwest, 8211 Big Lake Rd., Clarkston, MI 48346

Wixom: Thursday, March 10, 2016 from 6:00-8:30 PM Oakland Schools Technical Campus Southwest, 1000 Beck Rd., Wixom, MI 48393

Pontiac: Wednesday, March 23, 2016 from 6:00-8:30 PM Oakland Schools Technical Campus Northeast, 1371 N. Perry, Pontiac, MI 48340

Royal Oak: Thursday, March 31, 2016 from 6:00-8:30 PM Oakland Schools Technical Campus Southeast, 5055 Delemere St., Royal Oak, MI 48073


For more information contact Mike McIntyre: 248.209.2039 or mike.mcintyre@oakland.k12.mi.us


****You must register in advance for this event at: http://oakland.k12.mi.us/FamilyEngineering

Important Dates:

  • 2/25 ASVAB testing - see Ms. Creed for more information or to sign-up

  • 2/26 ACE Applications Due

  • 3/4 Oakland Community College Field Trip- Seniors ONLY, need to apply before the field trip as Compass testing will take place - see Ms. Creed for permission slip and questions

National College Fair

Make plans to attend the Metro Detroit National College Fair in Novi on March 20 and 21.

http://www.nacacnet.org/college-fairs/students-parents/resources/Documents/2016Newsletters/16SMDE-MetroDetroitNewsletter.pdf


View the current list of registered colleges and universities.

Attending a college fair is the best way to gather information, first hand, about colleges and universities. Free and open to the public, the fair will give students an opportunity to meet face to face with college representatives from all over the world.

Students will learn more at the fair about:

  • Admission requirements
  • Financial aid
  • Course offerings
  • Campus environment
  • As well as other information pertinent to the college selection process


Students can stop by the fair’s counseling center and discuss their individual needs with college experts.