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University of Alabama Free App Week

We are excited to announce The University of Alabama’s Free App Week, running November 4-10, 2019. This is your students’ opportunity to build off their hard work and dedication to their futures without the pressure of cost. Spread the word and the excitement of this opportunity!

Senior students and their families need to visit: FREE APP WEEK
Students complete the form and receive a link directly to the application with their individual code beginning November 4. They then have until 11:59 p.m. CT on November 10, to complete their application. During this week, please assist your students with acquiring transcripts.

TN Promise Meeting (10/24 @ 10:30)

Attention Seniors! There is a TN Promise meeting on Thursday, Oct 24 at 10:30 in the auditorium. All seniors will need to attend. You will receive the TN Promise Student Handbook and get more information regarding TN Promise. If you have not yet applied for TN Promise, counselors will be available in Rm 244 to assist with applying immediately following the meeting.

College App Week

Attention Seniors! It’s College App Week! We encourage you to apply to colleges this week to be sure you don’t miss any important deadlines for admission or scholarships! Once you’ve applied, stop by the 2nd Floor Counseling Office to pick up your “I Applied” sticker and take a picture for the TV screens!

TTU Registration

Attention Students interested in attending TTU next Fall! Representatives will be here September 13 during lunch to speak with students about registering for TTU. TTU Representatives will be on campus in the Library Lab to assist students with the application process on Friday September 20, October 25, and November 15 during CavTime. Remember there is a $25 registration fee to apply to TTU. The deadline to be eligible for TTU Scholarships is Dec. 15. You must apply to TTU, be accepted, and fill out the Scholarship application to be eligible.

FAFSA Application

Attention Seniors: You can apply for FAFSA beginning Oct. 1 for the 20-21 school year. There is information regarding filling out the FAFSA in your senior folder. We are hosting a FAFSA Frenzy on Oct. 28 beginning at 5:30 at CHS.

Here are some helpful tips to remember…

 

  1. Always have correct Social Security Number and Dates of birth for students and parents
  2. If they can fill out their FSA ID’s three days prior to FAFSA night, that would also make your night go easier.
  3. Prepare or know your emails prior to FAFSA night. Ensure they are able to access those while completing the FASFA. Incorrect passwords or forgotten usernames create an undue burden on FAFSA night’s that cause the student/parent frustration. Remember it’s never too early for a student to create a professional email or a family to create an alternate college email. Don’t use the High School email!
  4. Come with a binder or planner to write down all your information. FSA ID information can be really hard to reset due to identity theft procedures.
  5. Bring 2018 taxes for both parent and student. Also, bring your 2018 w2s for both parent and students.
  6. READ. Take your time and read. All questions should be answered in the help text.
  7. Use the IRS Data Retrieval tool if possible.

Thanks Ms. Patton and Israel Newton!

The Charger newspaper would like to thank Ms. Jennie Patton for her assistance and digital art student Israel Newton for taking the photos of students’ painted parking spots that appeared in the recent issue of The Charger.