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  • Writer's pictureJennifer Tracewell

Financial Aid Seminar, FAFSA and Oregon Promise Deadlines, SAT/ACT Registration, oh my!

It's that crazy time of year! If you're a junior or senior, you have a lot on your plate right now, so here's a list of items to look through to keep you on track.

I. College Bound Seminar series discussing financial aid! Please view the NOTES HERE.

II. Upcoming SAT and ACT Test Dates:

*If you plan to attend a 4-year college after graduation, you will likely need an SAT or ACT score, so plan on taking it no later than Oct/Nov test dates, but preferably the summer dates.


Seniors: Reminder to file your FAFSA NOW if you plan to attend a community college or a 4-year college in the fall. The deadline is June 30, however, please do not wait that long, file now! The sooner you apply, the more money that is available. You don’t need to know which school you will be attending to file. List the colleges you’re applying to on the FAFSA when you file. You can always edit your list later by simply logging in to your account.

Juniors: Use FAFSA4caster to get a free early estimate of your eligibility for federal student aid. FAFSA4caster is for anyone who is not yet ready to submit a FAFSA form—it’s recommended for high school juniors, and even as early as middle school. Parents of younger students can use FAFSA4caster to receive early estimates, create scenarios based on future earnings, and then establish college funding strategies. Current juniors who are college-bound will file their FAFSA beginning October 1, 2019 for the 2020-21 college year.

IV. Oregon Promise: Deadline June 3!

Oregon Promise is a state grant that helps cover tuition at any Oregon community college. Even if you don’t plan on attending a community college in Oregon, please fill this out because plans change! The deadline is June 3, 2019. Students must start college by Fall term 2019 to qualify for Oregon Promise, and also maintain a 2.5 GPA. The current Expected Family Contribution number from FAFSA to qualify for Oregon Promise is 18,000 or less.

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