Information & Events

Guidance Announcements

September 29th - RAM Time!

Cony Guidance will be making a Postsecondary Planning workshop to all Seniors in the Auditorium!

Senior folders will be distributed, and everything you need to know about applying to college and making a plan after high school will be presented!

FINANCIAL AID INFORMATION NIGHT - October 19, 2017

Thursday, October 19th  at 6:00 pm in the Cony Auditorium! 
Our guest speaker, Maria MacDonald 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 and our Financial Aid Partner through our MELMAC Grant, will again be available to Cony families to give one-on-one help filing the FAFSA!
Parents can call the guidance office at 626-2454 and schedule an appointment with Kathy Stevens for October 24th or October 25th  from 2:30-5:30.  You must have an appointment, and you must already  have a FAFSA ID for both parent and student!  For help getting your FAFSA ID, see below!

A PowerPoint Presentation will explain the Financial Aid Application Process  for Seniors planning on attending college in Fall 2018

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


SENIORS!  ALMOST TIME TO FILE THE 2018-2019 FAFSA - FAME IS HERE TO HELP!! 

  The FAFSA for school year 2018-2019 will be available on October 1, 2017 at FAFSA.gov. 

Select and file the 2018-2019 FAFSA, if you will be enrolled in college between July 1, 2018 and June 30, 2019.

 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.
 

 

 

 

 
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)

 


 


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


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COLLEGE APPLICATION DEADLINES

 Seniors applying to college, who have a January 1, 2018 deadline, or an early January 2018 deadline, should plan on finalizing their applications with their counselors NO LATER THAN FRIDAY, DECEMBER 15th!  These applications, along with their respective transcripts and letters of recommendation, have to mailed out before we break for the holidays.  Counselors will not be back at school until January 2nd 2018!