College & Career Office

                                   Mrs. Diehl College and Career Advisor
                                 Phone: 423-498-6920 option 5 and option 5
                                        email: diehl_k@hcde.org

Naviance:

All transcripts must be requested electronically through NAVIANCE – If you have forgotten your password or your email is not correct – see Mrs.Diehl.

DO NOT REQUEST A TRANSCRIPT UNTIL YOU HAVE SUBMITTED AND PAID FOR YOUR APPLICATION! The application is needed to create your file at each college/university. If you request a transcript before you have submitted your application the college/university will not have a file for you and the transcript will not be kept.



FAFSA 
Free Application for Federal Student Aid is now live.  Every Senior must complete this.  Link: FAFSA    Deadline is February 1, 2019.


Important Dates:

 2/5/19 University of Montevallo will meet with interested Juniors/Seniors during Advisory. 

  • October 1, 2018- 2019-2020 FAFSA opens for completion at www.fafsa.gov.
  • November 2, 2018- Class of 2019 applicants can begin volunteering the required 8 community service hours.
  • February 1, 2019- TN Promise FAFSA completion deadline. Students can begin completing the 2019-2020 FAFSA October 1, 2018, at www.fafsa.gov. The 2019-2020 FAFSA will be based on 2017 tax information.


Scholarship Updates:

Students, please remember it is your responsibility to follow up with all scholarships.  Below are only suggested websites and information that has been sent to me directly.  There are many additional scholarships available.  I would suggest each student inquire with your work, your parent's place of employment, and clubs/groups you are involved in.  
Websites:
Raise Me

MyScholly
Scholarships.com
Fastweb
Community Foundation of Greater Chattanooga
How to Pay for College


Active Scholarships:
Delta Sigma Theta Sorority~ email Mrs. Diehl for more info
Ronald McDonald House: RMH-Chattanooga
Ron Brown
Foot Locker deadline 12/14/18
Elks Scholarship Program Deadline 2/1/19
Mary Ellen Locher

AXA Achievement
Lane College~ Power of Potential Scholarship~
Power of Potential Scholarship 
Better Business Bureau~ See Mrs. Diehl for forms


Senior Time Line

All Year

·         Continually check into your Naviance account.  

 December

·         Know your deadlines and keep working on applications.

·         Keep looking/applying for scholarships- get your college paid for

 

January

·        ***** Complete the FAFSA at www.fafsa.ed.gov. *****

·         Keep working in your classes!  Grades and courses continue to count throughout your senior year.

·         Request that  I send mid-year transcript (the transcript of your first semester grades) if your colleges require them.

See Mrs. Diehl and provide proof of scholarships you have recieved.

 

February

·         If you completed  FAFSA, check your emails and follow up for any additional items you may need to provide.

·         Complete scholarship applications.  You may be eligible for more scholarships than you think, so apply for as many as you can!

 

March

·         Stay focused and keep studying- only a couple more months to go!

 

April

·         Review your college acceptances and financial aid awards.  If you are positive you will not enroll at one or more of the colleges that accepted you please notify those colleges that you have selected another college.  If you know which college you will attend, send your tuition deposit and follow all other instructions.

 

May

·         Take Advanced Placement exams, if appropriate and request that your AP scores be sent to the college you will be attending.

·         Complete your Senior Survey!  This lets Mrs. Dieh know where to send your final official transcript.

·         Notify the college of any private scholarships or grants you will be receiving.

·         Know when the payment for tuition, room and board, meal plans, etc., is due.  If necessary, ask the financial aid office about a possible payment plan that will allow for you to pay in installments.

·         Congratulations!  You have completed a difficult task, now it’s time to look forward to graduation!