• Seniors, you may fill out the FAFSA for college on or after Oct. 1st, 2022. You should fill out your FAFSA as early as possible to maximize the amount of financial aid you may qualify for. Career Center FAFSA Info page
     
    Hefar Presentation: The Hefar Group is a non-profit company dedicated to helping families plan for college and make education more affordable for everyone. They will teach you how to lower your EFC on the FAFSA.
    When: Sept. 8th
    Where: WFHS Room 199
    Time: 6:00-7:00PM
    Register here
     
    College and Career Fair
    When: Sept. 14
    Where: Higley High School
    Time: 5:00-7:00 PM
    More info to come
     
    National College Fair
    When: Oct. 23
    Where: Phoenix Convention Center
    Time: 11:00-3:00
     
    ACT Test Prep Seminar
    When: Nov. 9-10
    Where: WFHS Room 199
    Time: Both days from 3:00-5:30 PM
    Cost: $99
    Register here
     
    Tri-University Events: Arizona State University, Northern Arizona University and the University of Arizona are coming together to ensure you and your family are well informed about the opportunities and resources available to you to pay for college. You are able to register and view events from Aug. 10th.
     
    Phoenix Public Library offers free online courses to assist with the college process. Check them out here: College Depot Courses.
     
     
    Arizona Promise Program

    What is the Arizona Promise Program?

    • The Arizona Promise Program provides financial assistance for students whose federal Pell grants or other financial aid don’t cover the cost of college tuition and fees.
    • The award amount is up to the actual cost of in-state tuition, mandatory fees and program fees after other financial aid.
    • Qualifying students are guaranteed their tuition, mandatory fees and program fees will be fully covered.

    Who is eligible for the Arizona Promise Program?

    To qualify, a student must:

    • Be an Arizona resident.
    • Graduate from an Arizona high school with a minimum 2.5 GPA.
    • Complete and submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by April 1 of senior year of high school.
    • Qualify for the maximum federal Pell Grant; timely complete the FAFSA application each year for renewal.
    • Be admitted and enroll as a first-time, full-time, on-campus degree seeking student at Arizona State University, Northern Arizona University, or the University of Arizona, in the fall semester immediately following high school graduation. (Some gaps in enrollment, such as for military service, may be allowed. Please check with the universities.)
     
    Click here for frequently asked questions about the Arizona Promise Program.
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    Please register to attend any of the college presentations below. If you register, I will have a pass sent to your class as a reminder. You may scan the QR code on the TV, stop by the Career Center or email me to register, shally.wise@husd.org.
     
    College visits will be scheduled soon.
     
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    Top Five Things for Seniors to Do Before January 1st. Read article here
     
     
    EMPLOYMENT 
    There are many places looking to hire, such as grocery stores, swim schools and restaurants. You can apply online. New postions available are posted on the job board and TV by the Career Center and on the TV in the cafeteria.   
     
    Check your emails
    Make sure you are logging onto your university/college student portal. Important emails and updates are being sent. If you don't log on, you could be missing out on vital information for the fall and spring.
     
    Scholarships
    There are a number of scholarships available. This is a perfect time to work on them. Use the Scholarship Search Engines to complete a profile and look for scholarships, see Scholarship site.
     
    Seniors: Email Mrs. Wise your letters of acceptance and scholarship offers. Even if you are not attending that college!
     
    Volunteer: Volunteering enhances your resume and lots of scholarships require community service. Click Volunteer Info on the left for organizations.