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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
March 9th – Registration deadline for the April 14th ACT exam
March 2nd - 1st year CTE applications must be submitted to Mrs. Sider
March 10th – SAT exam 
April 10th and 11th – NYS 3-8 ELA Assessments
April 6th – Registration deadline for the May 5th SAT exams 
April 14th – ACT exam
May 1st and 2nd – NYS 3-8 Math Assessments
May 3rd – Registration deadline for the June 2th SAT exam
May 4th – Registration deadline for the June 9th ACT exam
May 5th – SAT exam
May 7th - Clark Scholorship Interviews and lunch at The Otesaga 
May 9th - 6th Grade Parents' Night 6:30 PM 
May 24th – NYS 4th Grade Science Performance Assessment 
May 30th – NYS 8th Grade Science Performance Assessment 
June 4th – NYS 4th and 8th Grade Science Written Assessments
June 5th – Global History & Geography Regents Transition Exam

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