College Financial Aid Informational Meeting – Sept. 22, 2021

Attention Seniors and Senior Parents,

A College Financial Aid informational meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, September 22, 2021 via zoom. This meeting will be from 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM. During this meeting you can learn about the college financial aid process including: student loans, work study programs, grants, scholarships, and the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The FAFSA must be filed to be considered for state and federal financial aid programs including loans and grants. The application process opens October 1st and filing the FAFSA is a graduation requirement. This presentation is highly recommended for seniors and their parents!

Zoom Meeting Link:
Topic: College Financial Aid Night
Time: Sep 22, 2021 06:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84062400621?pwd=bG1QRnBZUjJEOGZCclNpanRCNnpFdz09

Meeting ID: 840 6240 0621
Passcode: 4TLmh8

HoCo Monday Morning Wake-Up

Students, start your Homecoming Week off with a Monday Morning Coffee!  Faire Coffee will be at MTHS on September 20, 2021 to help us wake-up by fulfilling pre-orders.

To order, please complete the order form (link below) and submit to Mrs. Cooper in Room 208. All orders are due by Thursday, September 16, 2021. Orders forms will also be accepted during lunch on Tuesday (Sept. 14th) & Thursday (Sept. 16th).

HoCo Faire Coffee Order Form

MTHS Citizen Advisory Committee Fall Meeting – September 28, 2021

Announcing the Metamora Township High School Citizen Advisory Council Fall Meeting

The Metamora Township High School Citizen Advisory Council (MCAC) provides a communication link between the community members and the school. Members include students, parents, and community members from all segments of the MTHS attendance area. The MCAC meets once a semester to learn about and discuss important concerns of the school. The first meeting of the MCAC is scheduled for Tuesday, September 28th at 6:00PM in room 200. The discussion will focus on the student handbook language for the 2022-23 school year and the social emotional wellness programs for our students.

Current 8th Grade Students & Parents – Class of 2025

Attention Parents of Current 8th Grade Students!

Below are two videos put together by the MTHS Guidance Department. The first video introduces the counseling staff and gives information about MTHS including graduation requirements. The second video walks you through the course selection process and gives you examples and step-by-step directions for how to complete the course selection paperwork. Please contact the MTHS Guidance Department with any further questions!

MTHS
Introductions

Course Selection Instructions

Seniors – FASFA NOW and Illinois Graduation Requirement

ATTENTION SENIORS

FAFSA:  All families must fill out the FAFSA form this year. It is an Illinois graduation requirement.

  1. Starting Oct 1 – Have parent/guardian fill out FAFSA https://studentaid.gov/h/apply-for-aid/fafsa

(required for most college financial aid)

    1. Must apply for FSA ID beforehand (at least 48 hours)  (fsaid.ed.gov)

Other steps to be taking if you are going to college next year:

  1. Choosing a college:

    1. Need help finding the right college for you – visit https://bigfuture.collegeboard.org/

    2. Watch virtual tours of colleges online. Many have tours on their websites.

    3. Schedule college visits on campus through the university.

    4. If campus tours are not available, visit on your own by walking around campus.

  2. Start applying to colleges NOW!

    1. Apply online on the university website.

    2. Common App is available (apply to multiple colleges) www.commonapp.org

    3. Transcripts requests:

      1. Use Parchment.com

      2. If taken dual-credit, will need ICC transcript

    4. Many early admission deadlines are Nov 1-Dec 15.  Apply early.

  3. Start looking for scholarships. See Guidance website or talk with your counselor.

If you wish to opt out of this graduation requirement, please complete the FAFSA Nonparticipation Form and submit it to the Guidance Department.  Please note, that if either the FAFSA or waiver are not completed by the anticipated graduation date, the school will withhold your diploma.

See your counselor with any questions and see the Guidance website for resources!

Guidance Department on Twitter!

MTHS is excited to announce that the Guidance Department has created a Twitter account.  The purpose is to keep followers up-to-date on events such as:  financial aid nights, college visits, testing dates, scholarship opportunities, etc.  Please follow us on Twitter at @mthscounseling to stay in-the-know!  If you have any questions, please contact Jeaneen Bohanan in the Guidance Office.