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College & Career Fair
College & Career Fair
Ketina Armstrong
Friday, October 11, 2019

Pacific High School is hosting a college and career fair on Thursday, October 24th from 12:30 p.m. until 2:00 p.m.  Representatives from over 30 colleges and local businesses will be in attendance. The college fair is an important part of the school counseling curriculum and allows PHS students the opportunity to make connections with college representatives, discover new institutions, learn about what new career paths, explore entry level positions at local businesses, and learn about what actions should be taken to prepare for post-secondary life.  If you are a local business and wish to attend the college and career fair, please contact Michel Brindell. 

Scholarship Information

PHS Counseling Office maintains a list of scholarships on their website.  Most local scholarships can be found on the PHS scholarship listing once they have been received.  Scholarships are listed by their due dates and the scholarship listings are updated often. 

 ACT Changes 

There are some exciting changes coming to the ACT in the 2020-2021 school year.  Juniors are strongly encouraged to take the ACT in February or April of their junior year.  This will allow students to retake a specific section in the Fall of 2020.  Section retesting will help students focus their study efforts on the areas most needed for growth and, in turn, showcase their skills and accomplishments gained over a lifetime rather than only their test-taking abilities on one particular day (ACT email to counselors). 

Another exciting change in ACT is the ability to superscore.  Superscoring combines students’ highest scores by subject over multiple test administrations into one composite score.  Superscoring allows students to showcase their highest achievements on college and scholarship applications (ACT email to counselors). 

ACT registration is completed online only at www.actstudent.org. 

Remaining test dates for 2019 -2020

Please check the ACT website for registration deadlines. 

December 14, 2019  

February 8, 2020 

April 4, 2020 

June 13, 2020 

July 18, 2020 

Financial Aid 

Freshmen, Sophomores, and Juniors and parents….. 

Do you have questions about financial aid?  How to apply?  What are the differences between scholarships, merit aid, loans, etc?  What is an Expected Family Contribution?  What is an award letter?  What is the financial aid timeline?  

David Rice, Associate Director of Financial Aid at Saint Louis University will present Financial Aid 101 Wednesday, 16 October 2019 at 6:00 p.m. in the library.  Parents are invited too! 

FAFSA FRENZY 

Financial Aid for Seniors: 

Need help completing the FAFSA?  PHS is sponsoring a FAFSA FRENZY event on Wednesday, 16 October 2019 from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. for you to receive help from financial aid professionals in the library computer lab.  Attend a FAFSA Frenzy event for free, one-on-one assistance with the Free Application for Federal Student Aid.  By attending, you can also apply for a $500 Journey to College Book Scholarship. 

The FAFSA is the primary form used by federal, state and college financial aid programs to determine students’ eligibility for grants, scholarships, work-study and loans.

A number of high schools, colleges, and community organizations host FAFSA Frenzy events from October through January at locations throughout Missouri. 

What to bring: 

Students and parents should bring the following items to a FAFSA Frenzy event: 

  • Student and parent FSA ID information. 

  • A list of schools to which you have applied, been accepted, or are interested in attending. 

  • Student and parent 2018 W-2 forms and/or tax return copies. Parental information is required for dependent students (most undergraduate students under the age of 24). Determine if you are an independent or dependent student. 

The FAFSA Frenzy program is sponsored by the Missouri Department of Higher Education & Workforce Development, in partnership with the Missouri Association of Student Financial Aid Personnel, the Missouri Higher Education Loan Authority, and the National College Access Network.