College/Career Information

 

Consumer Affairs guide to college career planning - College Career Planning

Juniors and Seniors remember to check out Colleges in Colorado. 

For quick links to each day’s tasks, go to www.CICCollegeAppMonth.org.
Find all your college planning tools on CollegeInColorado.org.


COLLEGE and CAREER:

NAVIANCE/FAMILY CONNECTION
All 8th - 12th graders: Individual Career and Academic Plans - ICAP 
      *8th Grade- Interest Survey
      *9th grade: Create Academic Course Plan (Courses tab - manage courses
      *10th grade: Virtual Job shadowing (Careers tab
      *11th grade: Game Plan (About Me tab) and College Search (Colleges tab)
      *12th graders: College and Scholarship Search (Colleges tab), Graduation Survey in May
         (About Me tab)

FAFSA - Federal Financial Aid form – www.fafsa.com

Remember even scholarships require parents to complete the official application.  The process should take no longer than an hour, you will need the following documents:

         *  Social security numbers (parents and students)

  • Tax information for 2017

That’s it! Super simple super-fast and your student will be ready to roll for their freshman year.

If you have questions, please contact Ms. Michelle Haptonstall  Or Mrs. Becky Wyatt at 254.6393 or by email at michelle.haptonstall@d51schools.org or becky.wyatt@d51schools.org

College Opportunity Fund - Apply here for stipend available for all Colorado residents attending Colorado colleges -https://cof.college-assist.org/

Employment and Job Training Services:

The Mesa County Workforce Center offers a variety of programs, both seasonally and year around, to fit youth between the ages of 16-21, from all backgrounds. Depending on your interests, the Workforce Center has a variety of options for you to choose from. For more information call 970-245-0197.  

Guide for school loans and financial aid

A guide that hopes to help students, graduates, and their families understand the available grants and loans as well as the tools that can help make managing debt easier. You can see the entire guide along with its features here:

1. http://www.expertise.com/legal/student-loan-debt-and-bankruptcy-what-you-need-to-know

a. Paying for College Without Loans - http://www.expertise.com/legal/student-loan-debt-and-bankruptcy-what-you-need-to-know#Paying-for-College-Without-Loans

b. Understanding Your Loan Options - http://www.expertise.com/legal/student-loan-debt-and-bankruptcy-what-you-need-to-know#Understanding-Your-Loan-Options

c. Student Loan Repayment Programs - http://www.expertise.com/legal/student-loan-debt-and-bankruptcy-what-you-need-to-know#Student-Loan-Repayment-Programs

d. Debt Management - http://www.expertise.com/legal/student-loan-debt-and-bankruptcy-what-you-need-to-know#Student-Loan-Repayment-Programs