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College Planning

Idaho trying to help more students go on to college

Wide gap in educated workforce, Idaho boosting high school advising programs, "Summer Melt" shrinks college-bound pool, Coeur d'Alene High Schools awarded, first generation college bound students, "gap year" gamble, ...

Read the article in the Spokesman Review

EVENT - Every Thursday in March & April: FAFSA Help Sessions @ North Idaho College

Thursday, March 31, 2016
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

1 to 3 p.m.
Every Thursday in March/April
No appointment needed.
Just stop by the Financial Aid window in Lee-Kildow Hall.

We're here to help!

Phone: (208) 769-3368
Email: finaid@nic.edu

EVENT - April 13: EXPANDING COLLEGE OPPORTUNITY @ Lake City High School

April 13, 2016 - 6:00pm - 7:30pm

Presentation & Book Signing

In an interactive, hands-on presentation, Author, Speaker, and Trainer, Stanley B. Lemons, talks with parents and students about the educational path from middle and high school to college. Mr. Lemons highlights critical steps for students to be successful in school and ultimately to earn their college degree.

The event is open to the public and will be at Lake City High School (6101 N. Ramsey Road in Coeur d'Alene)

Pre-register on the events page of www.expandingcollegeopportunity.com your copy of the Expanding College Opportunity book an student workbook on the website. Order online today! A limited number of copies of the book and student workbook will be available for sale the night of the event, with scholarship opportunities for families who may need or want assistance covering the cost of the materials. 

March 5: FAFSA Completion Day at North Idaho College

ATTENTION PARENTS OF 2016 SENIORS!
North Idaho College is sponsoring a FAFSA Completion Day THIS SATURDAY. Students do NOT have to attend NIC to attend this event.

Saturday, March 5, 2016
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Molstead Library

Get help completing the 2016-2017 financial aid application regardless of which college or university you plan to attend.

WHAT TO BRING?
Social Security Number
Driver's License
2015 W2 Forms
2015 Federal Tax Return (if filed)

Sponsored by: Financial Aid Office
Phone: (208) 769-3368

April 1 Deadline: Idaho Community Foundation Scholarships for 2016 Graduates

FROM ICF Feb 2016 e-bulletin:

The Idaho Community Foundation has more than 70 scholarship opportunities for students seeking assistance with the cost of higher education. The deadline to submit the ICF Scholarship Application is April 1.

In 2015, ICF awarded nearly $525,000 in scholarships to over 220 students throughout Idaho.

The application and information about all ICF scholarships is here. For more information, email Donor Services Director Elly Davis or call her at (208) 342-3535.

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VISIT THE ED INFO CENTER'S LOCAL SCHOLARSHIPS PAGE FOR MORE NORTH IDAHO SCHOLARSHIPS

2016-2017 FAFSA Application Available Now!

The 2016-2017 academic year lasts from July 1, 2016 to June 30, 2017.

A FAFSA can be filed for the 2016-2017 academic year any time between January 1, 2016 and June 30, 2017.

NOTE: You do NOT need to have completed your 2015 Tax Return to begin the application process.

Visit https://fafsa.ed.gov/ for more information.

Direct Admissions Initiative helps Idaho High School Seniors

"The Idaho State Board of Education is implementing this initiative, called Direct Admissions, to provide more Idaho students with the opportunity to obtain a postsecondary certificate or degree." (nextsteps.idaho.gov)

Idaho High School Seniors and their parents were sent Idaho College Acceptance Letters in November. The next step is for students to submit application materials to their desired college by February 15, 2016.

Learn more about the Direct Admisisons Initiative on the Next Steps Idaho Website.

Read Marc Stewart's article in the CDA Press (Dec 7, 2015) about how this initiative helped a local CHS student.

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