Schedule a College Visit Today!
I encourage juniors and especially seniors to take college visits to the actual school of interest. This can usually clear up a lot of questions and help you make a more informed decision about which college is right for you.
COLLEGE APPLICATION HELP:
www.MissouriConnections.com is a great website for college searching and information
http://collegesearch.mo.gov/ allows you to search for majors and corresponding colleges in Missouri
http://www.dhe.mo.gov/ Missouri Department of Higher Education - all things college!
https://collegescorecard.ed.gov/ College Scorecard - a quick comparison between any school you choose
College Planning 101
PLANNING FOR COLLEGE DURING YOUR SENIOR YEAR:
August – December
January – May
FAFSA Questions and Answers
(FAFSA Info Meeting in September! Info coming soon!)
The form for the 2018-19 academic year can be filed as early as Oct. 1, 2017, and will rely on income tax information from the previous tax year (or, in financial aid lingo, “prior-prior” year tax information-2016).
Q. Do I have to file the Fafsa online?
A. It is not required, but most filers do and there are benefits to doing so, Ms. Asher said. If you have already filed your income taxes, for instance, you can use the Internal Revenue Service’s Data Retrieval Tool to automatically transfer tax data into your Fafsa form.
*See online link below!
Q. Do I need a PIN to fill out the Fafsa online?
A. In May, the rules changed so that instead of a PIN, Fafsa filers must use a Federal Student Aid ID, which consists of a user-created username and password. The ID can be used to get access to financial aid information online and electronically sign the Fafsa. “To avoid delays, get it set up now so it will be ready as of Oct. 1,” Ms. Holler suggested. Information about setting up the ID is available on the federal Education Department’s website.
Q. Is there a fee for filling out the Fafsa?
A. No. Student aid experts emphasize that the “F” in Fafsa stands for “free,” and that consumers should be wary of websites pitching help for a fee. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau this year took action against the operator of a Fafsa website that illegally billed more than 100,000 consumers.
*Email: firstname.lastname@example.org A version of this article appears in print on December 26, 2015, on page B3 of the New York edition with the headline: Eliminating a Frustrating Financial Aid Problem. Order Reprints Today's PaperSubscrib
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Educational Opportunity Center
215 N Elson Street
Kirksville MO 63501
It is important to fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid promptly when seeking financial assistance to attend college.
Scholarships linked below are offered county, state, or nation wide, however you should still apply!