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Fall Senior Workshop Monday, October 5 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Agenda n Senior Activities n Postsecondary Planning n College Admissions n Bright Futures Scholarship Program n Scholarships n Additional Sources of Financial Aid Senior Activities n Graduation n Senior Trip n Project Graduation Graduation n Graduation Ceremony • Date: Thursday, June 3 • Time: 4:00 p.m. • Place: Pensacola Civic Center n Caps and gowns (mandatory) n Announcements (optional) n All fees must be paid before graduation Senior Trip n Date: April 30 – May 2 n Place: Orlando n Activities include Grad Bash, Busch Gardens, Island of Adventure, Planet Hollywood, and DisneyQuest n Cost: $330 per student (estimated) n $50 nonrefundable deposit n Deposit due January 15 n Balance due March 12 Project Graduation n Date: Thursday, June 3 n Place and Time: TBA n First Parent Meeting n Date: Tuesday, October 27 n Time: 6:00 p.m. n Place: WFHS Cafeteria Postsecondary Planning n On the job training, apprenticeship programs, and technical schools n CareerOneStop n College Career Life Planning n FACTS.org n Military training n ASVAB Career Exploration Program Military Service n Contact the recruiter for the branch of service being considered n Prepare for and take the ASVAB November 5 at WFHS n Registration begins October 5 n Register on the S.I.S. beginning October 7 n Parents should be involved n Contact Mr. Hunter for more information College Planning n Senior College Checklist n State University System Matrix n Contact colleges and universities about deadlines n October 13 – first selective university deadline (FSU) n Apply on line when possible n Common Application for Florida universities available at www.FACTS.org n WFHS College Application Day October 13 n UWF and PJC representatives available n PJC Residency Form n University Residency Form n Counselors provide assistance with applications for one additional college or university n Register on the S.I.S. by Friday, October 9 Applying for College n Complete applications n Personal statement (if applicable) n Residency statement n Application fee n Application fee waivers available for qualified students (contact counselor for more information) n Provide references and recommendations (if applicable) n Complete transcript requests n Take required tests (ACT, SAT, and/or CPT) College Entrance Tests n On line registration recommended n ACT n November 6 deadline for December 12 test n Measures achievement n Writing test optional n SAT n October 30 deadline for December 5 test n Measures ability n Writing test included n Fee waivers available for qualified students n Contact counselor for more information College Planning Resources n FACTS.org n CollegeBoard n ACT College Planning n MyMajors.com n The Princeton Review n U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges 2010 College Visitation Policy n Students are allowed a total of 3 absences for college visits junior and senior year n College visits must have prior approval to be counted as excused school absences n College Visitation forms are available in the Guidance Department n Completed forms must be returned to the Attendance Office within 3 days after the visit Student Athletes n Students who plan to play Division I/II college sports must register with the NCAA Clearinghouse (www.ncaaclearinghouse.com) n WFHS school code is 101-797 n Fee waivers are available n Completed transcript requests need to be given to Mrs. Thompson, guidance secretary n Monitor your eligibility status n Contact Mr. Hunter for more information Scholarships Research and apply for scholarships: n WFHS Guidance Department web site n www.wfhs.net n www.fastweb.com n www.FederalStudentAid.ed.gov n Other sources n Scholarship scams Bright Futures Scholarship Program n Bright Futures Scholarship Program changes n Bright Futures award information n Check student eligibility at www.FACTS.org n Apply for Bright Futures beginning December 1 www.FloridaStudentFinancialAid.org n Students must complete the on line application before graduation to be eligible for an award Community Service n 75 hours required for Bright Futures Academic Scholarship n Hours must be completed before graduation n Community Service Guidelines n Students should talk with their counselor before beginning a community service activity to verify the service hours will meet Bright Futures requirements Additional Financial Aid Sources n Grants n Federal Pell Grant n Federal Supplemental Education Opportunity Grant (FSEOG) n Academic Competitiveness Grant n Work Study n Loans n Perkins loan n Stafford loan n Parent PLUS loan Applying for Financial Aid n FAFSA4caster n FAFSA n Pin number (www.pin.ed.gov) n Compile documents (Tax return/W2s) n Complete FAFSA as soon as possible after January 1 (www.fafsa.ed.gov) n Review Student Aid Report (SAR) n Contact College Financial Aid Office n PROFILE n Required by some private colleges/universities Financial Aid Resources n WFHS Guidance Department website n www.wfhs.net n Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FASFA) n Florida Office of Student Financial Assistance (OSFA) n College and university financial aid offices Questions?
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