Senior Newsletter

 

LSE Counseling Senior Parent Newsletter
August 2017


To keep up to date on what is happening for seniors this year click on the links below:

Senior Timeline important dates and what is coming up for seniors this fall and spring.

Is your student unsure as to where they would like to attend following graduation?  If so, please consider attending the Lincoln Area College Fair, Sunday, September 24 from 1:00-3:00 pm at SCC. Click here for more information!

College Admissions Testing & Test Prep options - click here for a summary of the ACT and SAT as well as options for preparing for either exam.  If planning to re-take the ACT or SAT, the December test dates are the last tests used by colleges for scholarship and financial aid consideration.  2-year college bound? Plan to take the Accuplacer at SCC or at LSE on October 25, 8:00 a.m.  for admissions.  You can also submit your ACT score for admission.

If your senior is considering selective schools, check out the Common Application, www.commonapp.org and be prepared to submit SAT & SAT subject test scores, letters of recommendation, and admissions essays.

Students interested in learning more about their skills and abilities are welcome to take the free ASVAB (Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery) this fall on November 14, 2017 at 11:30 or in the spring on April 10, 2018 at 11:30.  Students are not obligated to the military if they take this exam, but can submit this exam if being recruited by any branch of the military.

Scholarships and Financial Aid - please click here for information on scholarships, scholarship search engines, and the Financial Aid process.  In addition, plan to attend EdQuest’s Financial Aid Night at LSE on October 2, 2017.

The FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) timeline has changed!  For a look at the updated process, please click here and here.

Local Scholarship Programs for students with financial needCollegebound Nebraska, NSCS Advantage, Access NWU are all tuition remission programs for students that qualify for a Federal Pell Grant through the FAFSA. Learn To Dream is also a scholarship that provides 45 credit hours at SCC for students that qualify for the federal lunch program.  See your student’s school counselor for an application!  Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation provides a competitive scholarship for Nebraska students attending a Nebraska 2 or 4 year public college.  For more information, click on the links.

The College Access Grant provides funding for college visits as well as college access programs. For more information on how the College Access Grant can serve your student, please click here.

Resources for struggling students:

Encourage your senior to check their google classroom, Class of 2018 for information about scholarships, opportunities and events.

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