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Attention Senior Parents! Financial Aid Night is Thursday, December 10th at 6:30PM. An English presentation will be hosted in the Library and a Spanish presentation in the Auditorium. Financial aid experts will help documented and undocumented students understand the application process, share suggestions about applying, answer questions, and discuss loans, scholarships and so much more. Seniors will receive financial aid packets and hear a presentation during their advisory class on Friday, December 4th. Please bring the packet your child receives in Advisory with you to the Financial Aid Night presentation on December 10th. This evening is one you cannot “afford” to miss. See you there!
COLLEGE VISITS IN THE CCC
The last of fall college visits:
Tuesday, November 24, Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising (FIDM) @ lunch.
Tuesday, December 1st, California College of the Arts (CCA), @ lunch.
Thursday, December 3rd, San Francisco Art Institute (SFAI) @ lunch.
Thursday, December 3rd, College of Marin (COM), for a pizza lunch! seniors sign up in the CCC or Counseling binder.
10,000 Degrees and Huckleberry Final Application Workshop: Monday, Nov. 23, at 2:00, in the LA 213 Computer Lab.
Senior/Parent College Application News
The deadline to submit your UC and CSUs is fast approaching! Be sure to submit them well before 11:59 pm Monday, Nov. 30. You should send your SAT/ACT scores now if you haven't already done so. To avoid paying unnecessarily for several score reports, for the UCs, send your SAT/ACT scores to just one UC, and by doing this, all the UCs will receive the scores. For the CSUs, if reporting SAT scores, contact www.collegeboard.org and enter just one CSU Mentor Code - 3594 - and all the CSUs will receive your scores. If reporting ACT scores to the CSUs, contact www.act.org, submit to one CSU, then use the "ACT Score Manager" in CSUMentor to release the scores to other CSUs. As you know, you self-report your classes and grades and will only send your transcript to the UC or CSU after you have accepted their offer of admission in spring. If you need technical help on the UC app, contact (800) 207-1710 or firstname.lastname@example.org. For the CSUs, contact http://www.csumentor.edu/support.
If you need help on your UC personal statement/college app essays, college list, or any part of the college application process, contact Ms. Leary at email@example.com for an appointment or drop by the CCC on A or A/t days 9:30-1:30. Good luck!
San Rafael Elks Club: 2016 Most Valuable Student Scholarship Contest
High school seniors who are U.S. citizens may apply for one of ten scholarships, ranging from $500 to $4,000, based on top grades, leadership and financial need. Applications online: Visit www.elks.org/enf/scholars/mvs.cfm and due to counseling Nov. 23.
Seniors- Need money for college? – There is financial aid available for everyone whether you are documented and undocumented! Please plan on attending Financial Aid Night Thursday, December 10th at 6:30pm with your parents to learn more about financial aid opportunities. We have financial aid experts presenting who will walk you through the application process and answer any questions. You will receive a packet on financial aid in your Advisories that you will need to bring with you to this event. English presentation will be in the Library and a Spanish presentation in the Auditorium. This evening is one you cannot “afford” to miss.
New site: www.CollegeAffordabilityGuide.org. California students research affordable, not-for-profit colleges with a track record of student success.
PSAT students who took the PSAT can sign up at Khan Academy — in December, they'll be able to link their score reports to create free, personalized practice recommendations for the new SAT® launching in March 2016!
FREE Tutoring every day,all subjects, through the Marin County Library,
For more information please visit the website www.co.marin.ca.us/depts/lb/main
FREE Tutoring is also offered after school at the SRHS Library.
Bi-lingual tutors are available as well.
College Financial Aid Information
Students: the government WILL NOT CALL YOU to offer grants. Do not be scammed by telemarketers saying you have won a government grant, and ask for bank account information.
"Don't Get Scammed on Your Way to College," available at www.studentaid.ed.gov/pubs.
...paying for college is possible
or CA DREAM ACT
FAFSA4caster is an online tool that helps students and parents
determine their current eligibility for federal student aid.
Counselors should encourage students to check out www.fafsa4caster.ed.gov
to learn how much aid they would receive if they applied today.
MyFSA is an online account that provides students with access to
college and scholarship searches, career and self-assessment tools,
and other valuable resources regarding college and financial aid.
Students can learn about MyFSA's various functions,
and set up MyFSA accounts at www.FederalStudentAid.ed.gov/myfsa.
Students may check Naviance using their school computer passwords and IDs.
Paper copies are in the CCC.
https:studentaid2.ed.gov/getmoney/scholarship US Department of Education
www.collegeboard.com College Board Online Scholarship Search
www.meritaid.com Merit Aid