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FAFSA during Government Shutdown
You might be wondering what happens to FAFSA during a Government shutdown? Here is a quick rundown of what you need to know!

Students can and should still submit the FAFSA.
If a student is selected for verification, you will not be able to receive your tax transcript from the IRS. So the FSA published Changes to 2018-2019 and 2019-2020 Verification Requirements released 1/9/2019.
Because several government agency databases are not up to date, there is the possibility that your FAFSA may be rejected. Read more here: NASFAA - Government Shutdown May Impact Some FAFSA Database Matches.
In other news: Recently, the United States Senate unanimously passed the Faster Access to Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) Act. The bill, strongly supported by NASFAA, would, through better integration with the Department of Education and the Internal Revenue Service, simplify the financial aid application, verification, and student loan repayment processes. NASFAA calls on the House of Representatives to take up the bill in the new year. Full Summary ofFAFSA Act of 2018
AP Testing Information
For questions or concerns about AP exams please contact Mr. Polonowski

AP Exam Dates:
https://apcentral.collegeboard.org/pdf/ap-exam-schedule-weeks-1-and-2-2019.pdf

2019 AP exam cost is $94.00 per exam.

Students who need financial assistance to help cover the costs of AP exams can apply to the Grand Foundation Opportunity for Youth Fund https://grandfoundation.com/Grants/Opportunity-for-Youth-Fund
Requests prior to January 1.
SAT - ACT at Middle Park High School
SAT & ACT Dates at MPHS
All ACT test dates are available at www.actstudent.org. MPHS will be offering the ACT on Saturday, October 27, Saturday, December 8, and Saturday, June 8.

SAT information can be found at https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/sat
MPHS will be offering the SAT on Saturday, October 6, Saturday, December 1, and Saturday, May 4.

Registration information and practice materials are also available in the counseling office.
Student Financial Aid Help
Did you know that as of this year, parents and students can apply for FAFSA (Federal Application for Federal Student Aid) as of October 1, 2018? Applying for FAFSA as soon as possible is advised for the best advantage of financial awards for college. Here are some helpful links:

Application Process:
https://fafsa.ed.gov/
https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/fafsa
https://secure.collegeincolorado.org/Financial_Aid_Planning/Financial_Aid_101/_default.aspx

Parent Resources:
https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/resources

Adam Ruins Videos on the FAFSA:
https://www.youtube.com/user/FederalStudentAid


Counselors are always available to sit down and walk through the FAFSA process with students and parents. Let us know if we can help!


Ben Polonowski: 970-887-2104 x 209
Kate Walker: 970-887-2104 x 208


FAFSA applications
Parents and Guardians of Seniors, It is time to fill out and complete the FAFSA.

Completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®) form is the first step toward getting federal aid for college, career school, or graduate school.

Please check out the links for more information about FAFSA and the online form:

https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/fafsa

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=19&v=gUis5lityCQ