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55 Main St. P.O. Box 301
Laurens, NY 13796

Phone: 607-432-2050
Fax: 607-432-4388
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Important Dates
Info re: Juniors and Scheduling for Senior Year
Mrs. Sider will see juniors in class sometime in February and then individually to discuss their senior year schedules and college/career/military plans.  Please discuss these possibilities with your child if you have not already done so.  
Here is a “to do” list to keep you organized for the next few months:
• Make a file to manage your college search, testing and application data.
• Visit college websites and request materials.
• Find out about college-prep summer programs or enrichment programs. Check www.summeroncampus.com.
• Look into SAT subject tests (information online or in the guidance office), in addition to SATs and ACTs.
• Develop a list of 10 to 15 colleges that attract you and that you may wish to visit – then VISIT!
• Sign up to attend “Junior Visit Days” offered by many colleges in the spring and summer. Many are during vacations.
• Create a resume of extracurricular activities, athletics and other honors and experiences you have received or participated in while in high school.
Financial Aid & Scholarships
The guidance office has a variety of information on financial aid and scholarships.  Parents and students are encouraged to visit and utilize these helpful resources.  Check out these websites for scholarship and financial aid information:
www.hesc.ny.gov
www.studentaid.ed.gov
www.finaid.org
www.collegecost.ed.gov/scorecard
www.suny.edu/smarttrack/types-of-financial-aid/scholarships
www.studentscholarships.org

Helpful Websites for Seniors and Their Parents
www.fsaid.ed.gov – The place to start when applying for financial aid!  All student borrowers and one parent must obtain an ID prior to completing the FAFSA (Free Application for Financial Aid) application.

www.fafsa.gov – Complete the FAFSA online.  Link to NYS TAP application as well.

www.hesc.ny.gov – If applying to colleges in New York State, the student must apply for a TAP (Tuition Assistance Program) ID prior to completing the TAP financial aid application.  This site also has many helpful tools, such as a financial aid award comparison tool and information on NYS scholarships and grants.

www.studentaid.ed.gov - From the US Dept. of Education.  Information on the entire financial aid process. 

www.studentloans.gov - The site you use to complete required loan entrance counseling and to sign your loan promissory notes. 

www.collegescorecard.ed.gov – Also from the US Dept. of Education.  Newly redesigned and extremely valuable statistics on every college/university in the US.  Discover things like: average annual cost by family income, graduation and retention rates, earnings after attending and the ethnic diversity at the institution.

www.colleges.niche.com – Search for colleges and scholarships, compare colleges based on rankings, and learn what your chances are of admission to colleges. Read what current students are saying about their school.

www.collegecost.ed.gov/netpricecenter.aspx – US Dept. of Education’s Net Price Calculator Center.

www.chegg.com – Easy to use site with great info on colleges and scholarships.

www.finaid.org – Scholarship clearinghouse site with info on the financial aid process.

www.goodcall.com/scholarships - Search for scholarships based on: entry difficulty, competition level, days left to apply, etc…  

Guidance Events
Guidance Links
Laurens Central School
Address: 55 Main St P.O. Box 301, Laurens, NY 13796     •      Phone: 607-432-2050     •      Fax: 607-432-4388     •      © 2018. School CMS Created by eSchoolView