Important Information about College and Career Planning

For Parents and Students in Grades 10-12

Financial Aid Night, Oct. 18

NEB will host Financial Aid Night on Thursday, Oct. 18 at 6 pm in the NEB Elementary LGI. Regional PHEAA/financial aid representatives will provide VERY important financial aid information for students planning on furthering their education after high school. Younger students are also welcome to attend.

FAFSA

Beginning Oct. 1, 2018, Seniors can begin completing the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) using 2017 tax information. This form should be completed by all students planning on post-secondary education programs regardless of their ability to pay out-of-pocket and/or their intention to borrow.  Both students and parents will need to get a FSA ID to complete the FAFSA. The PHEAA Student Aid Guide outlines financial aid options and the step-by-step process in which to apply.

Visit the Financial Aid & Scholarships webpage for more information.

Pennsylvania Career Guide

Seniors will receive the Pennsylvania Career Guide, which contains beneficial career and workforce data important to consider when choosing a future career. Sophomores and juniors scheduled for Personal Finance or Consumer Education courses this year will receive one later in the classroom.

View and download the 2017 – 2018 Pennsylvania Career Guide (PDF)

SAT/ACT

Seniors who have not taken the SAT and/or ACT need to register ASAP.  Juniors will want to register in the winter and test in the spring.  We currently provide school-day ACT testing to all juniors free of charge in the spring.

Visit the SAT/ACT/PSAT webpage for more information.

PSAT, Oct. 10

Juniors will take the PSAT free of charge on Wednesday, Oct. 10, unless opting out. This is in preparation for ACT/SAT testing in the spring. Sophomores considering taking dual enrollment courses next year should take the PSAT this year. The fee is $16.

Visit the SAT/ACT/PSAT webpage for more information.

ASVAB, Oct. 24

Sophomores will take the FREE ASVAB (Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery) on Wednesday, Oct. 24, unless opting out (requires parent’s request in writing). This allows us to plan a subsequent career exploration presentation using students’ scores.

Mansfield College Fair Field Trip, Sept. 21

Juniors and seniors will also have an opportunity to sign-up for the Mansfield College Fair on Friday, Sept. 21. Post-secondary and military representatives on-site to meet and provide information to students. Students must submit a signed permission slip to participate.


For more information, visit our Career ExplorationCollege Preparation and Financial Aid webpages. If you have any questions, feel free to contact Mrs. Barrett, High School Guidance Counselor, at 570.744.2521 or email lbarrett@nebpanthers.com.