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COLLEGE & CAREER RESOURCES

HELPFUL HINT: Write ALL of your usernames and passwords in Notes on your phone. Trust me...it will save a lot of headache.

Apply to Texas Colleges - www.applytexas.org
  • Set up and account
  • Begin applying to college
  • Some applications are free. 
  • If you took the SAT, you have college application fee waivers in your Collegeboard account.
Learn about the Different Types of Financial Aid

Apply for Financial Aid beginning October 1, 2018. 
  • Student Create an FSA ID #
  • Parent create an FSA ID #
  • FSA ID will be your private electronic signature code. 
  • Complete the 2019-2020 Financial Aid Application 
  • Use parents (and your, if applicable) 2017 tax transcript (you will need that information to complete the application). 
  • If you are a citizen of the United States, you will include your social security number. If your parents are NOT a citizen of the United States, their social security number will be 000-00-000.
  • Once completed & processed - you will see how much money in Federal Grants (free money) and Loans you qualify for. 
  • GOAL: Finish FAFSA applications by December 2018
Financial Aid for Non-Citizen Students
- TASFA (Texas Application for State Financial Aid)
  • Download and print the 2019-2020 TASFA Application. 
  • Fill it out and add copies of the required paperwork listed on the application
  • Make a copy (of everything) for yourself to keep
  • Mail the Application to the College financial aid office you have been accepted to. 
  • Follow-up with the college financial aid office every other week by phone until they tell you they have received and processed your TASFA.***It does take time. 
Free National and State Scholarship Applications
 
Local Scholarship Applications
- Senior Scholarship Board in B-Hall (Updated regularly)
  • September: Ask 3 teachers to write you "a general recommendation letter" and make at least 10 copies (start early...you will need these and teachers may not have time for last minute requests.)
  • Scholarship Essays: Type your essays and save them on a computer or jump drive. A lot of essays are similar, so you can just tweek it and reprint...it will save you time. 
  • Turn the application in BEFORE THE DEADLINE. People like early! 
  • You are responsible for reading the eligibility requirements, completing the applications and submitting them to the location listed on the application BEFORE THE DEADLINE (if no address is listed, talk to the counselor).


OCTOBER GUIDANCE THEME

DRUG & ALCOHOL PREVENTION


National Institute on Drug Abuse for Teens

- Click for Resources

NOVEMBER GUIDANCE THEME

BULLYING PREVENTION & MENTAL HEALTH

StopBullying.gov

PACER Teens Against Bullying

NetSmartZ: Cyberbullying


DECEMBER GUIDANCE THEME 

PERSONAL SAFETY & CONFLICT RESOLUTION

Flashing Lights: Creating Safe Interactions between Citizens & Law Enforcement (Senate Bill 30 Requirement)

Safe Kids Worldwide: Teens - Resources

Steps to Conflict Resolution


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