Financial Aid Meeting and Updates

Monday, March 6th at 6:00 p.m. at CFHS

The CFHS Counseling office has invited Abby Martin, a representative from the Iowa College Access Network (ICAN), to provide a free presentation on financial aid for Juniors and their parents on Monday, March 6th at 6:00 p.m. at CFHS. Sophomores and their parents may also want to join us to be prepared.

Topics will include:

  • Financial Aid Process
  • FAFSA Application Review
  • Understanding FAFSA Results
  • Understanding Costs – College Comparisons
  • Financial Aid Options
  • Scholarships Process
  • Where to Go for Help

About ICAN

The Iowa College Access Network is a nonprofit educational organization. ICAN is the College Access Network for Iowa and a National College Access Network (NCAN) member. ICAN has 10 Student Success Centers in Ankeny, Cedar Rapids/Hiawatha, Coralville, Council Bluffs, Davenport, Des Moines, Orange City, Sioux City, and Waterloo, which provide information and support to students and their families as they plan their postsecondary education and apply for financial aid. All ICAN programs and services are provided without charge. For more information about ICAN, call (877) 272-4692 or visit

ACT Information

Juniors interested in attending college may consider taking the ACT in April, June, or July. There will also be a September date available next fall. Registration takes about an hour to complete. Please let us know if you need a fee waiver.

The registration deadline for the April 15th TEST is MARCH 10

The registration deadline for the JUNE 10th TEST is MAY 5th

The registration deadline for the JULY 15th TEST is JUNE 16th

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ACT Information to Register

ACT fees/costs


Registration Link

Fee Waivers


ACT Prep Opportunities

Free ACT practice test and study guide

Kaplan Free Practice

ACT Official Free Prep Guide

Paid Online Kaplan Tutoring

ZAPS-March 24 at CFHS

UNI-CUE ACT Prep (available in spring 23

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Junior Information

2023-24 Scheduling and Registration Update

The CF School Counselors presented to all sophomores and juniors information about scheduling and registration for 2023-24. Students were asked to put their course requests in Power School by February 17th. The school counselors will start individual meetings with their students on February 22nd. At this meeting, the course request will be confirmed with a credit check also done. After the meeting, students will bring home a sheet with their requests and ask parents to sign and return it to the counseling office by March 10th. Student can always see what courses they signed up for on their Power School portal by looking at the Class Registration page.

ICR Future Career and College Fair

Students of all ages are encouraged to participate in the annual ICR Future Career and College Fair. Whether you're a freshman or sophomore just starting to explore career options, or a junior narrowing your list of college choices, the ICR Future Career and College Fair is the perfect opportunity to gather knowledge, make connections, and begin to make informed decisions about your future.

Sunday, March 26, 2023 - 12:30 - 3 p.m.
The Hotel at Kirkwood Center - Cedar Rapids

You can check out the ICR Future Career and College Fair link on the ICAN website to register.