Students who applied to SUNY colleges are reminded to complete the supplemental application.
CUNY applications are still being processed. See Ms. Valentin if you have not applied. If you have not sent your $65 payment to CUNY YOUR APPLICATION IS NOT BEING PROCESSED! Send your payment ASAP! DEADLINE FOR CUNY APPLICATION IS FEBRUARY 1, 2014.
SCHOLARSHIPS – Please see Ms. Valentin for applications
UFT Scholarship ($5,000) deadline for submission of the draft is January 21, 2014.
ABENY (Association of Black Educators of New York) Scholarship – Deadline is April 30, 2014.
Turner Construction Company – $8,000. Deadline is April 28, 2014.
FINANCIAL AID (See attached information re FAFSA)
Financial Aid assistance will begin in January. Now is the time to apply for your U.S. Department of Education Personal Identification Number (PIN) on line (www.pin.ed.gov). This will assist you in processing your FAFSA on line. Remind your parents to file their taxes ASAP, especially for those of you applying under EOP, HEOP, SEEK, etc. Please see Ms. Valentin to schedule an appointment. Dates available during Regent’s Week (January 27-30) for help with completing FAFSA.
- Keep working in your classes! Grades and courses continue to count throughout the senior year.
- Request that your counselor send the transcript of your first semester grades to the colleges to which you applied.
- Parents and students, complete your income tax forms as soon as possible. You will need those figures to fill out the FAFSA. Complete and return your FAFSA as quickly as possible after January 1. Check to make sure your colleges or state does not require any other financial aid forms. If they do, consult your guidance counselor or contact the college’s financial aid office.
- Remember to monitor your applications to be sure that all materials are sent and received on time and that they are complete. Stay on top of things and don’t procrastinate; you can ruin your chances for admission by missing a deadline.
- If you completed a FAFSA, you should receive your Student Aid Report (SAR) within four weeks after submitting the FAFSA. Review the SAR carefully and check for any inaccuracies. If necessary, correct any items on the SAR and return it to the FAFSA processor (if a college transmitted your data directly, notify the college of any change).
- If more than four weeks have passed after sending in your FAFSA and you have not received an acknowledgment, contact the FederalStudentAidInformationCenter at (319) 337-5665. To identify you, they will need your name, social security number, address, and date of birth exactly as it was written on your FAFSA.
- Complete scholarship applications. You may be eligible for more scholarships than you think, so apply for as many as you can.
- Enjoy your final semester in high school, but don’t catch senioritis!