October is College Knowledge Month for Minnesota schools! This month Minnesota colleges participate in a statewide effort that encourages prospective students to take a significant step toward college by providing the preparation, opportunity, and support needed to apply. All Minnesota state colleges and universities (MnSCU) are waiving the application fee, allowing students to apply for free, from October 28-November 1.
If prompted for a promo coade, applicants should use "CKM2019." You can visit: https://www.minnstate.edu/collegeknowledge/ for more information.
College applications for your top choice school should be completed by MEA break, unless you are applying to the University of Wisconsin system or a competitive program; then you should apply now. If you're applying to a MnSCU school you can start to fill out the application online, but wait to submit until the free application time period at the end of the month.
Paying for College
It is time to start thinking about financial aid and the next step in preparing for life after high school. It can seem like such a long and daunting process, but it gets better! Starting on October 1st, the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) becomes available. Try to submit the FAFSA as early as possible. You will be using your 2018 taxes to complete the 2020-2021 FAFSA. Most post-secondary institutions determine their financial aid packages using the FAFSA so everyone planning on attending college should fill one out, even if you think you don't qualify. You can fill out the FAFSA at https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/fafsa
. It is a FREE form, do not pay for someone to fill out the FAFSA or to find scholarships. A friendly tip, DO NOT pay money to make money - more than likely those are scams.
All Juniors at MCW will be taking the ASVAB test for Careers Class on October 9th. This test will be used as a Career Exploration Tool only. However, any Junior intereste in joining the military will be able to share their ASVAB score with their recruiter.