On Friday, November 4th, SRJC will host a "Fulfilling the Dream" conference, which will provide resources specifically for undocumented students. The conference runs from 9:00-2:00, is free, and they will provide a free breakfast and lunch. Parents are also encouraged to attend. This is at the SRJC Santa Rosa campus. As seniors, students are entitled to three excused absences for college tours, so they could use a day for this. Register early and by October 21st: srjcdream.eventbrite.com
For the first time ever students will be able to complete and submit their FAFSA/Dream Act Applications before their college applications! This is great because it means you will have a better idea of all of your financial aid possibilities long before you have to make your final decisions about what school you are going to attend. Additionally, and this is HUGE, you will use "prior-prior" tax returns to report your income and your parents' income. Huh? What's that mean? It means you get to use the tax return that is already done! Not the one you will be working on. Beginning October 1st you can apply for financial aid through the FAFSA or Dream Act using your 2015 tax returns! Thanks Obama. No, seriously, it was his idea :)
So, come on down to the College & Career Center any time between 10:00 and 5:00, eat a doughnut or slice of pizza, and get it done! It should take you about an hour to complete your application assuming you have everything you need. Oh, yeah. Here's what you'll need:
Interested in an out-of-state school, but don't know how to check it out? Check out this informational blog post for tips on getting your visit (including airfare) paid for!
"College fly-in and diversity programs are amazing opportunities for first-gen, low-income and underrepresented students to make important campus visits funded by a scholarship or all expenses paid by the school. Held at institutions around the country, fly-in and diversity programs give students the chance to sit in on a class, stay overnight in a dorm, meet faculty and current students, and get a real feel for a college’s culture. Thinking about participating in one of these great programs? Here are some tips for students on how to find, apply, and prepare for a fly-in or diversity program." Learn More
Our first day of classes is Thursday, August 11th. We will see you bright and early. We'll have a regular Monday, Tuesday, Friday bell schedule on Thursday so that you will attend all of your classes on the first day of school.
Be sure to pick up your schedules between 8:00 and 12:00 on Wednesday, August 3rd. Surber will be in the College & Career Center if you have any questions or concerns. School starts on August 11th!
If you are under 18 years old and planning to work this summer, be sure to obtain a work permit. It's the law! But you better hurry. Ms. Urzua in the school's front office can issue your work permit, but you must complete all paperwork by this Friday, June 10th. Call (942-6278) or come by the office.
This blog is part of the Calistoga Jr/Sr High School's College & Career Center website. The goal is to post stories, presentations, and information relevant to supporting students as they explore their educational and career goals and opportunities, and to keep the community up to date on the services offered.