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COUNSELING NEWS

about 1 month ago

CSUSB Preview @ Homecoming


Interested in Cal State University, San Bernardino? Want to learn more about this great local school?

Saturday, October 21

12:00pm - 10:00pm

There will be break-out sessions on general info, financial aid, college life, etc., application workshops, campus tours, FREE FOOD, fun & games at the BASH!, a volleyball game, and more! Click here for the brochure


Think you can't afford a private  college? Think again! Check out 

University of LaVerne


Preview Day is October 28 from 8:30am-2:00pm (food provided) 

  • Tour the beautiful campus
  • Learn about admission/financial aid
  • Talk to college students
  • Experience a college Homecoming
  • Attend sports events for free
  • Click here for info


10th Grade Parent Night

Please visit our 10th Grade Information page for information and handouts from the 10th Grade Parent Night held on Thursday, October 19


Happy October!

Click here for October info

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SENIOR PARENT NIGHT

Please join us Thursday, October 5 for Senior Parent and Financial Aid Night.                MPR 6:00-7:30pm.


IMPORTANT DATES

10/4- Representatives from the University of Redlands will be visiting all American Gov/Econ classes to assist students with FAFSA ID creation.

10/5- Senior Parent Night and Financial Aid Info. 6-7:30pm in MPR

10/7- SAT 

10/19- 10th Grade Parent Night (in conjunction with 10th grade AST's)

10/20- Crafton Hills College Senior Day (field trip)

10/23- Common Application Day (for private school application assistance)

10/28- ACT

10/30- University of CA Application Day

11/4- SAT

11/6- CA State University Application Day



Information on SAT and ACT testing from Princeton Review,
click
here 
Click here for Testing Dates


Check out our 
FINANCIAL AID page!!!

Counseling Staff

2 months ago

  909-797-0106 x1111

Ms. Pam Sibley

A - Fe

pam_sibley@ycjusd.us x1116

Ms. Karen Brossia

Health and Biomedical Academy

karen_brossia@ycjusd.us x1115

Ms. Diana Williams

Fi - Martin

diana_williams@ycjusd.us x1112

Ms. Katie McKee

Martinez - Na & Engineering Academy

katie_mckee@ycjusd.us x1021

Ms. Angelica Echauregui

Ne - Sa & ELL 

angelica_echauregui@ycjusd.us x1113

Ms. Lisa Reyes

Sc-Z & Law and Public Safety Academy

lisa_reyes@ycjusd.us x1114

Ms. Sandra Rutherford

Counseling Secretary

Ms. Melinda Burton

Intermediate Clerk

melinda_burton@ycjusd.us x1020

Senior News

2 months ago

                                 






SENIOR PARENT NIGHT

Please join us Thursday, October 5 for Senior Parent and Financial Aid Night.                MPR 6:00-7:30pm.

Senior Grad Fair: September 21 

**If you missed it, please visit the Activities office**


SENIOR AST'S 

In September, counselors met with Seniors to discuss post-secondary options, transcript review, and more. 


Countdown to graduation...

  • Track your grades! Get help if your struggling
  • Need OFFICIAL transcripts? Please visit the Main Office to fill out the request form
  • Be aware of important deadlines and requests from colleges. Check your email regularly
  • Need a Letter of Recommendation? Fill this out and give to your counselor


Need a Letter of Recommendation for College/Job?

You must fill out the Request form and give to your Counselor. Please allow at least two weeks notice. If you are using SENDedu or Common App, make sure the staff email is entered correctly and you MUST confirm the staff member received the email. Otherwise, we cannot be held responsible for lost/undelivered/spammed email.

Recommendation Request


To assist in writing LOR's, please make sure you have a Career/Life Form sheet filled out (and on file). 


Career / Life Form
Students may have completed this form during your Academic Success Training and may already be on file in the counseling office.  If you have not already completed this form, please print and attach the completed form to the Recommendation Request. 

 

  Calling all seniors!  Do you know what you want to do when you graduate?  Check out TuitionFundingSources.com sponsored by Wells Fargo Bank to help students find scholarships,take a career personality test, and college/career planning tools/tips.



 

Financial Aid

26 days ago

                                               

Navigating 
Financial Aid

Paying for college can feel overwhelming. Our goal is to help you understand what financial aid is, determine what kind is best for you, and share how you can get it! 

FSA ID info

The University of Redlands assisted seniors on Oct. 4 to create their FSA ID for financial aid. Click here for the PowerPoint presentation.

                         Ready to create your FSA ID? Click here!

                                      Financial Aid Flowchart


Types of Aid
 
Grants: Free money (does not require repayment). Usually based on financial need. https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/types/grants-scholarships

Scholarships: Free money (does not require repayment). Vary greatly in applicant requirements and award amount. https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/types/grants-scholarships

Loans: Borrowed money from the government or private institutions. Does require repayment and loans accrue interest. Encourage limited use of loans if possible. https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/types/loans

Work-Study: Qualified students may work part-time on/off campus to earn money toward college expenses. https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/types/work-study

FAFSA- Free Application for Federal Student Aid. https://fafsa.ed.gov/
 
Every family should fill out a FAFSA to determine financial assistance eligibility. Some colleges require submission for various program or scholarship opportunities.

FAFSA Info: https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/about/announcements/fafsa-changes
  • New deadline for submission is October 1-June 30 (20 months to apply).
  • Can use tax information from year prior to start of college.
***
Grants

Cal Grant: Awarded through the state of California, based on financial need. New legislation requires ALL students to either submit their approval for automatic submission through YHS or opt out of submission. http://www.csac.ca.gov/

Federal Pell Grant: Awarded from federal gov. Based on financial need. https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/types/grants-scholarships/pell
 
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Scholarships
Can be based on need and/or merit. There is no limit to how many you can apply for! Research using reliable databases (some are included on the YHS website), check the Counseling Office bulletin board, and look at colleges you are interested in- they often offer their own scholarships. Reminder: You NEVER have to pay to apply for or receive scholarships (those are scams).
https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/types/grants-scholarships/pell

Click here for a list of scholarships available through YHS and reliable websites.
 
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Loans
Remember, a loan is borrowed money: It must be repaid and it also charges interest. Upon reviewing your FAFSA and based on your need, the government may offer you loans. There are different types:

Direct Subsidized- Interest does not accrue while you are enrolled at least half-time and for 6 months after you graduate (“grace” period).

Direct Unsubdized- Interest accrues from the start of the loan period.

Perkins- Low interest rate for students with great finanical need. Must be offered through the college (not all colleges participate).

Private- Loans not offered through federal programs.

Please carefully research and consider participating in loan programs. https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/types/loans/subsidized-unsubsidized

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More Information:



Testing

25 days ago

SAT/PSAT/ACT Dates


Please keep in mind- these are the dates when the test is taken. Registration dates are located on the websites below. Make sure you register early to avoid late fees! 

SAT- https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/sat

ACT- http://www.act.org/

YHS School Code: 053820

FREE Fall SAT Test Prep Workshops at UCR (space pending). Register here

Princeton Review info on testing


  SAT 

08/26/17

10/07/17

11/04/17

12/02/17

03/10/18

05/05/18

06/02/18

  ACT

09/09/17

10/28/17

12/09/17

02/10/18

04/14/18

06/09/18

07/14/18

 PSAT/NMSQT

           10/11/17

           10/14/17

Click here for more info


           PSAT 10        

         Spring 2018

Visit College Board to practice through Khan Academy!