Continue reading » | | Categories: Debt-Free College , FAFSA , Financial Aid Posted on Monday, September 25, 2017 Want More College Money? Avoid These Costly FAFSA Mistakes FAFSA Is Live as of October 1st by Jeannie Burlowski Comment 0 | Share | Tweet | Share | Pin It | print | email T oday I’m featuring a list of 30+ mistakes that parents make when filling out the FAFSA form. These mistakes cost . families millions in lost college financial aid money each year.
Financial assistance is a major concern for most students who plan to continue their education beyond high school. This Online Scholarship Guide contains scholarships announced through the Student Services Department of your high school. Scholarship name, discipline, value, eligibility criteria, approximate due date and contact are given for each scholarship. Review this information carefully. Not all applications will be available at the beginning of the school year since many of the sponsoring organizations wait until close to the deadline to send them. In addition, scholarship providers sometimes change application deadlines, so be sure to contact your school counselor about all scholarships in which you have an interest.
The Common Core State Standards (CCSS) for English Language Arts (ELA) provide a framework of educational expectations for students in reading, writing, and other language skills. The goals of the CCSS ELA are broken out by grade and subject area, including Reading: Literature, Reading: Informational Text, Writing, Speaking and Listening, and Language, as well as expectations in additional subject areas such as science and technology, history, and further writing areas. Eleventh and twelfth graders are expected to master reading and analyzing fiction and non-fiction texts, be able to execute complex writing and grammar skills, branch out into new technologies and collaborations in their oral presentations, and continue to deepen the complexity of their reading choices. See the subheadings for each ELA category for more information on the specific expectations for students.