Howell High School Celebrates Michigan College Month

Howell High School Celebrates Michigan College Month
Posted on 10/06/2017
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10/6/17 – During the month of October Howell High School will celebrate Michigan College Month with several events to promote the various post-secondary education options available to seniors. The school will also focus on the many types of financial aid that students can pursue to help offset the costs of college.


The school’s counselors and staff have several activities planned for Michigan College Month including decorated halls, signs on classroom doors indicating where a teacher attended college, fun games and swag giveaways for students who complete a college application. During Michigan College Month all Howell High School seniors will receive several resources to help them prepare to apply to a post-secondary education institution and to help them research various higher education options. Additionally, school staff and volunteers will help seniors complete applications for four and two-year colleges and technical and trade programs.

“As we continue to grow and foster a college-going culture at Howell High School, Michigan College Month provides us with an opportunity to help begin planning for life after graduation. There are so many post-secondary education options available to students that sometimes it can become overwhelming,” said Lisa O’Connor, Howell High School assistant principal. “During Michigan College Month we hope to get students excited about applying for college and share important information about the college application process and about the various types of financial aid that is available. We will also be helping students complete their college applications.“

 

During Michigan College Month, Howell High School will hold a Free Application for Federal Student Aid  (FAFSA) Help Night. During the FAFSA Help Nights parents of current Howell High School, seniors will learn about changes in the FAFSA application process and how to file a FAFSA form. The FAFSA Help Night will be held Thursday, Oct. 19 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Due to limited space during the FAFSA Help Night, those interested in attending are asked to reserve a spot by contacting Joan Blair, Howell High School guidance office secretary at blairj@howellschools.com.

About Michigan College Month

Michigan College Month was established in response to Prior-Prior-Year FAFSA legislation. Prior-Prior Year (PPY) refers to a policy enabling students and families to file the FAFSA using tax information from two years ago. For example, a high school senior planning to enroll in college in Fall 2018 will file FAFSA using taxes from 2016. The FAFSA is now available Oct. 1. Michigan College Month emphasizes the relationship between applying to and paying for college. This year, over 300 high schools are expected to participate. Michigan College Month is sponsored by the Michigan College Access Network.


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