Applying and Paying for College!

A Resource for Seniors and Parents
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Types of Federal Student Aid

Important Dates for Seniors

October 1st- FAFSA opened - Check with colleges of interest for priority deadlines for scholarships - as they all vary!!!!!! (link below FAFSA/Scholarship Tip Link has dates for many of the colleges)

Senior STUDENT meeting - Tuesday, Oct. 3rd, 11:00 a.m. High School Little Theatre

Senior PARENT/STUDENT meeting - Monday, Oct. 23rd 6:30-7:30 p.m.High School Little Theatre

Topics for Senior meetings: Post Secondary Planning, FAFSA, College Applications, Scholarships, Help days/nights, Resources

College Week - Oct. 23rd-Oct. 27th - College related events/activites at the HS

College Application Day at ELC - Wed. Oct. 25th 8:15-1:30 (for those who need help or haven't applied)

Nov. 2nd - 4:30-7:30 p.m. in Media Center - Volunteers here to help students/guardians with FAFSA, applications, anything college related!

Nov. 30th - Herff Jones here to meet with Seniors (more info to come from front office)

Dec. 7th - Herff Jones here again (more info to come from front office)

College Application Day

Wednesday, Oct. 25th, 8:15am-1:30pm

High School Media Center (OLC room)

Volunteers on hand to help students apply to college.

What to bring:

Social Security Number


RSVPs are enabled for this event.

College Planning Assistance Help Night!

Thursday, Nov. 2nd, 4:30-7:30pm

High School Media Center (OLC Room)

Volunteers will be available to assist parents/students in filling out their FAFSA, college applications, scholarships, etc. See link HERE for what to bring!

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

Key Resources and Events

The FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) is a critical piece of the college going process. You will need an FSA ID number in order to complete the FAFSA. The FAFSA can be completed as early as Oct. 1st of the students 12th grade year.

All things FAFSA###

Reps visiting ELC - in the Cafeteria

Wed. Oct. 4th, 9:00 - FAUST

Friday, Oct. 6th 1:00 LaJames Mason City

Mon. Oct. 16th Lunch - Marines; 2:45 Luther; 1:00 Kirkwood Community College

Wed. Oct. 18th 8:30 Simpson College

Tues. Oct. 24th 8:30 Northwest Iowa Community College; 1:30 University of Iowa