Category Archives: College Prep Resources

Camp Ca-Pow: College Planning for Middle-Schoolers

Be your own hero and expand your college knowledge this spring break with Camp Ca-Pow! Camp Ca-Pow (College Access – Planning Our Way) is a free camp for middle school students that will focus on planning for the future. It gives … Continue reading

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FAFSA Frenzy Sessions Begin Soon!

What is the FAFSA and why is it important? F-A-F-S-A. Commit these five letters to memory. If you plan on attending college, they will follow you throughout the course of your entire academic career. FAFSA stands for Free Application for … Continue reading

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November 6 Deadline for December ACT Exam

Be sure to register online by Friday, November 6 if you plan to take the December 12 ACT exam. If you would like to know more about testing locations, exam costs and fee waivers, please visit our  online guide to ACT/SAT preparation. The library also has … Continue reading

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FAFSA Frenzy Sessions Begin This Month

What is the FAFSA and why is it important? F-A-F-S-A. Commit these five letters to memory. If you plan on attending college, they will follow you throughout the course of your entire academic career. FAFSA stands for Free Application for … Continue reading

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Financial Aid Fridays: A Resource Cheat Sheet

As young adult looking for help applying to college, the best place for you to start is with your high school guidance counselor. Planning for college begins in earnest during your junior year and your guidance counselor can help you … Continue reading

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Financial Aid Fridays: Minority Report

Today, there are more women and people of color attending college then ever before. In an effort to provide equal access to higher education and promote campus diversity, colleges and civic organizations provide financial aid exclusively to these groups. As … Continue reading

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Financial Aid Fridays: Scholarships vs. Loans

Grants and loans and scholarships, oh my! With so many options to fund your college education, it’s easy to see how one might get confused. Here’s a basic breakdown of the most common forms of financial aid as defined by … Continue reading

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Free Assistance to Help You Complete the FAFSA

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid, or FAFSA, is the primary application used by all colleges and universities to determine your eligibility for grants, loans, work-study and scholarships. In other words, this form is mandatory for all those planning to attend college. The Missouri Department … Continue reading

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