Parent/ Student Resources

FAFSA

Click here to learn about when and how to fill our the required FAFSA form for the following school year. All students who are receiving scholarship money or need-based financial aid MUST fill out the FAFSA for each year of college.  

October 1st is the first day that anyone expecting to apply for financial aid can access, complete, and submit the FAFSA and CSS/PROFILE.

Here's what you need to know about these forms and their deadlines:

    • All institutions require submission of the FAFSA for financial aid consideration. For current high school seniors expecting to attend college next year, the 2018-2019 FAFSA can be accessed and submitted at https://fafsa.ed.gov/ beginning October 1, 2017.
    • About 250 colleges and universities also require submission of the CSS/PROFILE. This can be accessed and submitted at https://cssprofile.collegeboard.org/beginning October 1, 2017.
    • The deadline to submit these forms varies college to college. It is necessary to check each college's website or financial aid office to know the final deadline for each. Missing these deadlines will seriously impact your child's eligibility for financial aid.
    • A growing number of colleges now have a November 1st or November 15th financial aid deadline for Early Decision and Early Action applicants.

 

Here's what you need to know to correctly begin the FAFSA:

    • The FAFSA belongs to the student, although many parents complete this form on their child's behalf. To begin the FAFSA, the student must first create their own FSA ID (Federal Student Aid identification number). This ID is like an electronic fingerprint, and each person wanting to access a student's FAFSA will need their own. Here are step-by-step instructions on how to do this: https://ifap.ed.gov/eannouncements/attachments/050415FSAIDReplaceHowToCreateFSAIDGuideATTACH.pdf
    • Parents wanting to complete the FAFSA on their child's behalf will need their own FSA ID.

 

Here's who should file the FAFSA and/or the CSS/PROFILE:

    • Anyone wanting to receive need-based aid who believes they might qualify.
    • Anyone who thinks they may require financial aid at any point during their child's undergraduate career. Many colleges will not consider a financial aid application from a current student admitted as a full-pay freshman if they did not submit the FAFSA.
    • Anyone who expects to have two or more children in college at the same time, which significantly lowers the threshold for need-based eligibility.
    • Anyone applying for merit aid at institutions that require either the FAFSA or PROFILE for consideration for such awards.

If you have any questions, please contact your student's counselor during the weeks leading up to Oct. 1.

NCAA

This is very important information for our student-athletes who plan to continue to compete at NCAA level.

The Common App

The Common Application is your one-stop college application spot. Most colleges and universities use the common app, but many also require supplemental essays and information. All this can be found in the Common App. Students looking for early decisions will use the Common App. The deadline for the common app is Nov. 1 each year.

Counseling Presentations Broken Out By Grade

College Planning Night

 

In case you missed it, here is the slide show that we presented at Senior Parent Night. If you have any questions, please contact Director of Counseling Lisa McMorrow.

COUNSELING OFFICE

Lisa McMorrow
Director of Counseling
Class of 2019 Last Names A-G 
Class of 2020 and 2021 Last Names A-D
480-634-8240

Elizabeth Barnes
College Counselor
Class of 2019 Last Names S-Z
Class of 2020 and 2021 Last Names S-Z
480-634-8223

Deanna Duermit
College Counselor
Class of 2019 Last Names H-N
Class of 2020 and 2021 Last Names E-L
480-634-8242

Kristin Garcia
College Counselor
Class of 2019 Last Names 0-R
Class of 2020 and 2021 Last Names M-R
480-634-8215

Lisa Lopez
Freshman Counselor
480-634-8230

Crystal Brooks
Learning Resource Specialist (ACE)
480-634-8229

Lesley Adams
Behavioral Health Counselor
480-634-8269

Kelly Jean
Administrative Assistant/College Visit Coordinator
480-634-8239

Trudy Wallingford
Registrar/Transcripts
480-634-8238

Ray Cuzma
Learning Resource Specialist (ACE)
480-634-8229