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Summer School Online Enrollment–Now Open

Posted on: April 11th, 2013 by admin

Registration for summer school courses through Indiana Online Academy is now open.  To register, simply click on the link www.indianaonlineacademy.org.  The registration period is April 8 through June 6, or until classes are filled.  IOA offers one, six-week summer session, beginning June 10th and ending July 25th.  All course work must be completed by July 20th.  Final exams are July 22, 23, 24, and 25, and will be scheduled at Westfield High School.  Through the district’s partnership with IOA, students may take up to two courses during the summer session at no cost.  If a students registers for two courses, both courses will be worked on concurrently.  All final grades will be posted to the student’s high school transcript.

What is Online Learning?–Online learning provides flexibility for students to enjoy their summer and earn high school credits.  Students work at their own pace and time within the Summer School parameters.  Online learning requires a significant commitment of time and effort in order to be successful.  Self-motivation and good time management are essential.  Online classes are definitely more convenient and flexible, but are in some ways more difficult.  During the summer session, the time commitment is even greater due to the condensed time from of the class.  Students should plan on spending approximately 18 hours a week (approximately 3 hours daily) per class.  Students who are traveling, attending camps, or plan to be away from their virtual class for more than two consecutive days during the summer session should notify their instructor of the dates they will be absent.  There are a few guidelines a student MUST follow specifically during the summer school session.

Deciphering the Code: Reading Financial Aid Award Letters

Posted on: March 13th, 2013 by admin

It’s that time of year when students will start receiving financial aid award letters from all the schools they applied to. What is often immediately apparent and startling, however, is that few of these award letters look alike—the information is presented in different ways, the language schools use in the letters varies, etc. Because of this, we thought we would provide some tips that will help make some sense of these often puzzling letters.  Read on…

The Greater Indianapolis Northside College Fair

Posted on: March 13th, 2013 by admin

Don’t miss this great opportunity to visit with representatives and admission counselors from over 100 different colleges and universities.  Plan to attend the Greater Indianapolis Northside College Fair on Tuesday, April 9, 2013, from 6:30-8:00 p.m.  Click on the link to see a partial list of confirmed colleges and for more information.  Greater Indianapolis Northside College Fair

FAFSA Deadline

Posted on: March 4th, 2013 by admin

 

Don’t Miss the March 10th Deadline

FAFSA Deadline

Be sure you have your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) filed before March 10th. If you are eligible for an Indiana State Grant, missing this deadline could mean missing out on thousands of dollars you could be eligible for to help pay for your college education. To file, go to www.fafsa.gov (not FAFSA.com).

What is the FAFSA? The Free Application for Federal Student Aid form is the first step in the financial aid process. Filling out this form makes you eligible for federal, state, and many times institutional need-based aid.

But our taxes aren’t done yet. That isn’t a problem. Use last year’s taxes to approximate your financial information so that you can at least get the FAFSA filed by the March 10 deadline. Once you have  your taxes filed, just go back in and correct the numbers. Be sure you make all corrections by May 15th or, once again, you will miss out on receiving any Indiana State Grant money you might be eligible for.

Is March 10th the only deadline I need to worry about?  No. Some colleges require that you have your FAFSA filed by March 1. Ask every college you are interested in, or check their financial aid websites, to see what their FAFSA deadline is.

Want more help? Find more resources, including a recording of the FAFSA Friday webinar, at CashForCollegeIndiana.org. You can also enter to win $529 for college– but only if you submit your entry form before the big day: March 10.

Note for Twenty-First Century Scholars who are graduating in May: Even if you are not planning to attend college in the fall you must still file the FAFSA by March 10th or you will permanently lose your scholarship. Also, please make sure you have completed an affirmation form.

Have any other questions about the FAFSA? Go to The FAFSA Process on www.indianacollegecosts.org to learn more about the form and to see a list of frequently asked questions and their answers.

Summer Scholars Programs

Posted on: February 15th, 2013 by admin

There are many great summer programs offered in Indiana, and across the country, that offer enrichment, leadership, and academic opportunities for students.  As information about those opportunities become available, we will continue to post them here.  As always, students and parents can log into Naviance and search “Enrichment Programs” under the College Tab.

Loyola Summer Scholars Program

Ohio Honors Academy

FBI Youth Leadership Academy

Boston University Summer Term

IUPUI Summer Programs

Determining the cost of college

Posted on: November 30th, 2012 by admin

Providing Indiana families with a powerful resource to determine the cost of college through the formula applied for all need-based aid available through FAFSA. Free! To receive an estimate of your Expected Family Contribution (EFC) as well as estimates of financial aid at Indiana colleges and universities, you will need to complete five screens of information. The more fully and accurately you complete each screen, the more accurate the EFC estimate and the estimates of net cost for a chosen institution. Link: http://www.indianacollegecosts.org/calculate-your-college-costs

College Vibe 9-21-12

Posted on: October 1st, 2012 by admin

College Vibe 9-13-12

Posted on: October 1st, 2012 by admin

College Vibe 9-15-12

Posted on: October 1st, 2012 by admin