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ALMOST TIME TO FILE THE 2017-2018 FAFSA - FAME IS HERE TO HELP!! 

 New this year, the FAFSA will become available on October 1, 2016 at FAFSA.gov. 

Select and file the 2017-2018 FAFSA, if you will be enrolled in college between July 1, 2017 and June 30, 2018.

 Filing the FAFSA is easier than ever - most people can fill out the FAFSA in 30 minutes or less, especially if you are prepared and know where to get help.

 

Get Ready to File!
If You Don't Have Your FSA ID, Get One Now
The FSA ID is the user name and password students will use to access all Federal Student Aid websites, including FAFSA.gov.
All students need an FSA ID. One parent of a dependent student will also need to create an FSA ID to sign the FAFSA. 
We strongly recommend getting your FSA IDs ahead of time. Each FSA ID takes about 10 minutes to create.

 

 

Use FAME's FSA ID Information Tracking Sheet to keep track of your FSA ID information.
What Else Will You Need?
For a list of other items you'll need to file the FAFSA, review our checklist, "Get Ready to File the 2017-2018 FAFSA."

 

 

 

 
Have questions? FAME offers three ways to get help with the FAFSA:
 
1. Contact a FAME expert:
    Monday-Friday, 8:00 AM-5:00 PM
2. Attend an In-Person FAFSA Help Session:
  • FAME will be offering 23 In-Person FAFSA Help Sessions statewide starting on Wednesday, October 13.
  • Visit the FAME website for a list of locations, dates, and times.
  • Follow our 3-step guide: What You Need to File, Filling Out the Form and After You File. 
  • Find answers to Frequently Asked Questions.
  • Watch our video overview (video for 2017-2018 FAFSA will be available in early October)

 


Elks National Foundation Most Valuable Student Scholarship
The MVS Scholarship is available to high school seniors who are United States citizens.  Applicants do not need to be related to a member of the Elks.  Males and females compete separately and are judged on scholarship, leadership and financial need.

Completed applicants must submit on-line by the applicant, no later than November 30th, 2016.

Applications for the 2017 contest are available on the Elks National Foundation's website.  For complete Most Valuable Student scholarship contest details including the application, visit enf.elks.org/mvs.

For more information: Contact the Scholarship Chairman at the Lodge, nearest to you.


University of Maine Visual and Performing Arts Scholarship

UMaine School of Performing Arts and the UMaine Art Department have scholarship opportunities at UMaine for music, theatre, studio art, art education, and art history students.  UMaine's Visual and Performing Arts Scholarships are awards of $3000 per year for 4 years.

In order to be eligible for the awards, students must meet the requirements of the Music division, the Theatre/Dance Division or Department of Art, as well as be admissible to the University of Maine.  In order to be eligible to receive these scholarships students must submit a complete application for admissions by December 1st (the Early Action deadline date).

A more complete description of our Visual and Performance Arts Scholarships can be found online!

If students are interested in auditioning to become a music or theatre major at UMaine, they can begin by looking at the audition information on our website!

For students interested in Studio Art, Art Education, or History of Art, please visit the Department of Art website! To apply, please send an e-mail to um.art@maine.edu with ten to fifteen attached .jpg images, your mailing address and name of your current school, plus a statement discussing your work and your interests in the Visual Arts.  To ensure smooth communications, please make sure that your e-mail with attachments does not exceed 10 MB.  UMaine will need to receive your portfolio by November 10, 2016.

 We look forward to hearing from you about your students. Please contact Beth Wiemann, Chair, UMaine Music Division, Dan Bilodeau, Chair, UMaine Theatre/Dance Division, or Michael Grillo, Chair, UMaine Department of Art, if you have any questions, or have questions from the music, theatre or art instructors at your school.


SCHOLARSHIP BOOK
The Cony High School Scholarship Book is now on the Guidance Scholarship Page! 


FINANCIAL AID INFORMATION NIGHT - October 11, 2016

Tuesday, October 11  at 6:00 pm in the Cony Auditorium! 

Our guest speaker, Mila Tappan of FAME will have all the updated information for you to begin this important process!

Kathy Stevens, Senior Asst. Director of Financial Aid at Colby College will introduce herself, and her availability to Cony families to give one-on-one help filing the FAFSA!

Parents can call the guidance office at 626-2460 and schedule an appointment with Kathy Stevens for October 18th or October 20th, from 2:30-5:30.  You must have an appointment!!

Don't forget to create a FSA ID for you and your parent - check your senior packet for information!

A PowerPoint Presentation will explain the Financial Aid Application for Seniors planning on attending college in Fall 2017.

 Parents of younger students are also invited to attend, so they may be better prepared for the process ahead!

 


COLLEGE APPLICATION DEADLINES

 Seniors applying to college, who have a January 1, 2017 deadline, or an early January 2017 deadline, should plan on finalizing their applications with their counselors NO LATER THAN FRIDAY, DECEMBER 9th!  These applications, along with their respective transcripts and letters of recommendation, have to mailed out before we break for the holidays.  The last day of school will be December 21st.  Counselors will not be back at school until January 3rd 2017!