Small Town Times March Newsletter - Page 12

March 2019 Counselor Corner Let Spring Begin!! How We Pay for College Senior Timeline Countdown To College -- for 8th, 9th, and 10th graders Middle School College Planning Bulletin College Timeline -- for 9th, 10th, 11th, and 12th graders ACT Test Dates March 8th is the registration deadline for the April 13, 2019 National ACT Test date. Go to www.act.org to register. Remember to study with our OnToCollege ACT Test preparation. Some students may qualify for an ACT fee waiver. Please have your student contact Mrs. Poland to inquire. Seniors, remember to use the John Baylor OnToCollege website to review for your ACT test. We are using On To College with John Baylor as our test preparation for our state ACT test in April. Juniors meet with me every Monday and Wednesday during Access and on Tuesday/Thursdays with the classroom teacher of the material we are covering. We completed the material on English and Math in January and February and will be working on Science strategies and reading as well as practice testing in March. Congratulations Seniors!! Keep applying for those scholarships!! There is a scholarship opportunity for students taking dual-enrollment college courses. Students participating in dual-enrollment college courses or early admit programs, are encouraged to apply or the Access College Early (ACE) Scholarship if they show fi- nancial need. This state and federally-funded scholarship will pay tuition and mandatory fees at participating Nebraska colleges. Applications will be reviewed by Nebraska’s Coordinating Commission for Postsecondary Education (CCPE). If you have ques- tions, contact myself or Ritchie Morrow, Financial Aid Coordinator, CCPE, ritchie.morrow@nebraska.gov or 402.471.0032. March Scholarship work night will be Tuesday, Mar ch 12th fr om 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm. Senior s, br ing your r esumes, per - sonal data sheets, personal essays and transcripts so we can work on applying for more scholarships!! For local and state scholarships, visit Scholarship Quest at EducationQuest.org. It is never too early to begin searching for scholar- ships as well as making your list of strengths, volunteer activities, and other notable characteristics about yourself. Litchfield Scholarship list Prepare for the FAFSA with free programs and resources If you’re a senior, it’s time to start preparing for the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid). You’ll complete the form after October 1 and typically, before April 1 depending on your college’s priority deadline. Colleges will use your FAFSA results to determine how much they will award you in federal, state and college-based financial aid. The following Education link will help you learn more about the financial aid process and the FAFSA http:// www.educationquest.org Kearney office 308-234-6310. Follow them on Facebook and Twitter! NAME: Susan Poland SCHOOL: Litchfield Public Schools CLASS: PreK-12 School Counselor SCHOOL PHONE: (308)-446-2244 ext 204 Email: susan.poland@litchfieldps.org Website: https://sites.google.com/a/litchfieldps.org/mrspoland/