It is never too early to begin planning, both academically and financially, for life after high school. All students should graduate high school with the knowledge, skills, and resources needed to navigate and succeed in the postsecondary education or training necessary for their chosen career.
Whether a student wants to go to college or get a job after graduation, getting the best possible foundation is essential. Taking the right courses now will allow students to follow their chosen path.
Earning a college degree, technical certificate, or professional license requires a great deal of time, effort, and planning. But it also provides knowledge, experience, and options that will last a lifetime.
Regularly meeting with your Counselor will help as you navigate your high school years.
Stay informed about what you should be doing NOW as you prepare for your future.
Completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is the first step toward getting federal aid for college. www.fafsa.gov
To apply for federal student aid, you need to complete the FAFSA or Free Application for Federal Student Aid. Completing and submitting the FAFSA is free and easier than ever, and it gives you access to the largest source of financial aid.
The FAFSA should be completed as soon as possible after January 1. Remember, FAFSA is FREE!
Rush-Henrietta's CEEB CODE on College Applications and the FAFSA is: 332340
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Please check out the many books on college preparation available for borrowing from the College & Career Center. See the lists below under related files.