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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

12/2 – SAT exam at Oneonta High School
12/9 – ACT exam at Oneonta High School
1/19/18 – Clark Foundation applications must be submitted.

Test fees:

SAT without writing: $46.00
SAT with writing: $60.00
ACT without writing: $ 42.50
ACT with writing: $58.50
PSAT: FREE for 2017!
College Applications
 Seniors should complete all college applications by December vacation! Students should apply to at least 3-5 colleges to give them some choice when selecting a college to attend.
Scholarships
A folder of various scholarships is located in the guidance office for review.  Also, visit the following websites to complete free scholarship searches:  www.finaid.org, www.goodcall.com/scholarships, www.chegg.com.  You should also visit the US Department of Education’s website at:  www.collegescorecard.ed.gov  to view college data on affordability, graduation rates, etc…  Plan on attending a SUNY college?  www.suny.edu/smarttrack/types-of-financial-aid/scholarships/ is the place to go to connect with all campus scholarship webpages.
Clark Scholarships
Clark Scholarship applications and instructions will be given to seniors this month in class.  This scholarship is based primarily on academics (above an 86/87 GPA).  Students may also qualify through their CTE program at BOCES.  Final completed applications will be due on 1/19/18.
January Regents Exams
Regents exams are scheduled for January 22-25, 2018.  If you are planning to retake a Regents exam, see Mrs. Sider ASAP!  Reminder notices will be given to students who are scheduled for exams, beforehand.
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…  

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Laurens Central School
Address: 55 Main St P.O. Box 301, Laurens, NY 13796     •      Phone: 607-432-2050     •      Fax: 607-432-4388     •      © 2017. School CMS Created by eSchoolView