Senior Office Spotlight

Helpful Information from the RayPec Counseling Office

APRIL 2016

After the FAFSA: What Happens Next?

After the FAFSA: What Happens Next

Military Service Academy Day

On behalf of Congresswoman Hartzler, I would like to invite all 4th District high school students to participate in her inaugural Military Service Academy Day. The event will take place on Saturday, May 7th from 10am – 11:30am at Warrensburg High School; please see the flyer below for more details.

This event will give students an opportunity to visit with representatives from the different service academies and help them learn more about the application process. We encourage all students considering applying to one or more of the service academies to attend this informational day. Students in attendance will also have the opportunity to visit with nominees who applied through the Congresswoman’s office and were recently accepted to attend their respective academies this upcoming year.

We hope you and your students can attend this exciting event! In the meantime if you have any questions, please feel free to give our Columbia office a call at (573) 442-9311 or send me an email. Thank you for your time and consideration, and I hope you are having a great day.


Austin Kramer

Field Representative

Rep. Vicky Hartzler (MO-4)

2415 Carter Ln., Ste. 4

Columbia, MO 65201

(573) 442-9311
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Centriq Training

Interested in a career in technology?
Centriq Training is offering a $5000 scholarship to one 2016 high school graduate!

Centriq Training’s TechSmart KC is a unique college alternative that gives students the technology jobs skills needed to get an exciting entry-level IT or coding job in just four months.
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UMKC to Host Open House for Honors College

Are you interested in attending the UMKC Honors College? There will be an Open House on Thursday, April 14, 2016! Students and families will spend a day exploring UMKC’s campus and the Honors College.

The day will include opportunities to learn about the Honors College experience, discuss academic interests with a UMKC representative, learn about the UMKC and Honors College admission process, and hear about the latest scholarships and financial aid available to your students. Guests will take a tour of campus, meet with current honors students, shadow an honors course, and eat lunch in the UMKC Student Union.


8:30 am: Check-in in the UMKC Student Union and Continental Breakfast
9:00 am: Welcome and Introduction to UMKC and the Honors College
Dean’s Welcome

UMKC Admissions/Scholarships

Honors Admissions

10:00 am: Honors Anchor 214 Course
11:30 am: Lunch with Honors Students, Faculty, and Staff
1:00 pm: Academic Appointment
2:00 pm: Campus Tour

For those who are interested, encourage them to register online or contact the Welcome Center at 816-235-8652 or

College Reps Coming

Here is a list of the Colleges that will be visiting this month. If your student would be interested in visiting with a College Rep, they need to come into the Senior Office and sign up BEFORE the day of the visit. Passes will be distributed only to those students who sign up ahead of time. Students may also sign up at:

4/6 Washburn 9am
4/6 Airforce, Lunch Visit-no sign up needed
4/6 Airforce Presentation in Library 1pm

4/7 Missouri Southern 9:30am
4/7 Army, Lunch Visit-no sign up needed
4/8 Wichita State University 9am

4/12 Marines, Lunch Visit-no sign up needed

4/13 Army Reserves, Lunch Visit-no sign up needed
4/19 Army National Guard, Lunch Visit-no sign up needed

4/21 Navy, Lunch Visit-no sign up needed

Senior Timeline

March - April-Apply for Scholarships

___ In order to be eligible for state financial assistance, your FAFSA must be filed by April 1st!!

___ Keep applying for scholarships and other financial aid resources.

___ Watch for important deadlines at your chosen college such as housing, financial aid, etc. These deadlines make or break the ease of your transition into college and the workforce.

___ If you submitted your FAFSA early, you should receive information about how to access your Student Aid Report (SAR) via email within 5-7 days or receive a paper version of your SAR within 3-4 weeks. Go to or call FAFSA at 1-800-433-3243 for more details.

___ Contact each college financial aid office to make certain that your application is complete. Find out what else you need to do to establish and maintain your eligibility for financial aid.

___ Watch the mail or your email account for college acceptance and financial aid award notifications. Compare the financial aid awards you receive.

___ Check with the college/university you have chosen to attend about the details of accepting or declining your financial aid.

___ Go on a college visit – especially if you are finalizing your college plans. Spring break might be a great time to do this.

___ In April - if planning to attend MCC-Longview, plan to meet with MCC advisors to plan out your college schedule for summer and fall. This will be meeting number three, in the MCC Mobile Enrollment process. Visit the Counseling Center for dates and details.

___ Make your final college decision and send in your deposit by the deadline (if required).

___ Register for Advanced Placement Exams in your AP classes in the spring. See your AP teacher for details and instructions.

___ Finalize all of your A+ requirements and paperwork in the A+ Office. See Mr. Sclesky for details and information.