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Videos for Seniors

Below are some helpful videos as you begin the application process.  Keep checking back throughout the year as more video on a wide variety of topics will be presented.  Please make sure you come see me if you have any questions, my door is always open!
Apply Texas

Applying to a four year university?  You'll complete your application through ApplyTexas.org.  The videos below are to help you get started.


How to Order a Transcript

All the details on ordering transcripts is in the video below!  If you have any questions, or need assistance, please ask!  
*Make sure you verify with you college that they received your transcript.  This can be done through your online applicant portal which your college/university has set up for you.  When you submitted an application, you should have received the link and login information.  If not, you can always call the office of admissions to inquire.



Creating an FSA ID


The FSA ID is needed for both student and parent, and only needs to be completed once.  The FSA ID can be created prior to filing the FAFSA.  The FAFSA can begin being filed after October 1st.


Applying for Financial Aid - FAFSA

(After October 1st of the SENIOR year)

*Priority deadline to complete & submit: January 15th
All seniors need to complete and submit a FAFSA, even if you think you may not qualify for any federal student aid.  Many scholarships may require the FAFSA to be on file, though they may not be need based. Each year, too many seniors miss out on financial aid opportunities (grants, loans, work study) needed to help fund their education.  There are videos below to help make the process easier.

College Cost Estimator & Award Letter Comparison Tools 

Each college, university or institution school have a net cost calculator or cost estimator tool to assist students and parents in determining the cost of attendance.  Many students receive financial aid and/or scholarship offers that also need to be considered when determining cost.  Below are some helpful tools.