Class of 2019Summer Packet
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What is Family Connection?
Access Family Connection by logging into Blackboard FCPS 24/7 for up-to-date information from the College & Career Center:
- College Visits
- Special Events and Programs
- Scholarship and Financial Aid Assistance
- Explore College & Career Opportunities
- General help with life after high school
College Application Process & Resources
- Transcript Request Forms & Due Dates
- Letters of Recommendation: To request a letter of recommendation, students must complete the Student Information Form and the Parent/Guardian Input Form and give to his/her counselor three weeks prior to the college or scholarship deadline. See pages 3 & 4 in Class of 2019 Summer Packet for Information Form and Parent Guardian Input Form. To request a letter from a teacher, contact the teacher directly.
College Visits & Events
Juniors and Seniors are eligible to attend college visit presentations given by the admissions representative from a particular college or university. These sessions are approximately 30 minutes and are held in the College & Career Center, unless another location is specified.
Students who would like to attend a presentation should:
- Login in to Blackboard, click on Family Connection, click on College tab then click on College Visits. Sign up for the colleges in which you are interested. Once you receive the confirmation message, please print that page.
- Get permission and signature from your teacher at least 24 hours in advance of the visit for the class you will miss. You are responsible for any missed assignments.
- Bring the signed confirmation page with you to the presentation. You will not be allowed in without one. Attendance will be taken.
Going in person to visit a College or University?
Financial Aid & Scholarship Information
Financial Aid Champion, Katrina Rowsey (firstname.lastname@example.org), is available to meet with students and parents/guardians throughout the year in the College & Career Center to assist in completing the 2018-2019 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and the CSS Profile.
- How do I apply for Financial Aid?
- How do I search and apply for scholarships?
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- FAFSA Online: The U.S. Department of Education’s Free Application for Federal Student Aid
- FAFSA4caster provides an early estimate of eligibility for federal student aid
- CSS Profile: A Financial Aid Application (in addition to the FAFSA) required by some schools
- College Access Fairfax
- Finaid: The SmartStudent™ Guide to Financial Aid
- Fastweb: A free up-to-date scholarship database
- Federal Student Aid
- Saving for College