Financial aid meeting for parents – November 7th @ 5:30 in the HS Choir Room

A financial aid representative from M-State, Fergus Falls, will be presenting information on loans, grants, scholarships, filling out the FAFSA form, AND will answer any financial questions you may have. If you are unable to attend, Financial Aid materials will be available in the Counseling Office after the meeting.

 

FAFSA® Changes for 2017–18

On Sept. 14, 2015, President Obama announced significant changes to the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®) process that will impact millions of students. Starting with the 2017­–18 application cycle, the following changes will be put in place:

  • Students will be able to submit a FAFSA® earlier.  Students will be able to file a 2017–18 FAFSA as early as Oct. 1, 2016, rather than beginning on Jan. 1, 2017. The earlier submission date will be a permanent change, enabling students to complete and submit a FAFSA as early as October 1 every year. (There is NO CHANGE to the 2016–17 schedule. The FAFSA became available January 1 as in previous years.)
  • Students will use earlier income information. Beginning with the 2017–18 FAFSA, students will be required to report income information from an earlier tax year. For example, on the 2017–18 FAFSA, students (and parents, as appropriate) will report their 2015 income information, rather than their 2016 income information.

The following table provides a summary of key dates as we transition to using the early FAFSA submission timeframe and earlier tax information.

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LEGO League team forming

Parents of students aged 9-14: we will be starting a FIRST Lego Robotics League team next week! The team is limited to FOUR participants. There will certainly be more student interested than that, but there’s a limited space.

So we’ll be taking names of interested students and randomly selecting four participants THIS THURSDAY, Sept. 22nd. The team will begin meeting next week, and will meet every Tuesday and Thursday after school until 4:30.

Please check out this document for all of the details, including the tournament at the end of the season.

Contact Jesse Thorstad – (jthorstad@fergusotters.org) if you have any questions.


Homecoming Dance

Homecoming 2016 (1)

High School Students- Homecoming dance tickets are available to purchase in the high school office.  Tickets are $5 in advance and $10 at the door.  If you are bringing a guest from a different school, please be sure to fill out a guest form.  Dance is 8pm-11pm in the maroon gym.  Music by Livewire.