Letter to the Editor: High School Students: Check Out Perks From AmeriCorps KY Colleges Coaches Program
ECHS AmeriCorps Kentucky Colleges Coaches program is geared up for another great year! We still have limited space for 9th-12th grade first generation students (students whose parents do not have a FOUR year degree) that may qualify for free/reduced lunches.
On Oct 1, 2021 the FAFSA (Free Application for Student Aid) opens up for those who are planning on attending college during the 22-23 school year. All high school seniors are encouraged to fill out the FAFSA even if they are not one hundred percent sure they will be going to college. Most colleges require the FAFSA for admission. Filling out the FAFSA may also qualify students for scholarships. We are hoping to see an increase in FAFSA completion statewide this year.
KHEAA (Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority) offers a guide to help with FAFSA completion (https://www.kheaa.com/pdf/pubs/FAFSA_Completion_Guide.pdf?main=1) as well as many other tips and information about preparing and paying for college.
ECHS KCC will offer a Family FAFSA Night October 21 from 5-7 in the school library for families wanting help filling out the application. November 4th will be College Application Day. Area college admission counselors will be in the library to assist ECHS (in person or virtual) students in filling out college applications. More information will be posted on their Google Classrooms.
For more information about the FAFSA, college and career information, or the Kentucky College Coaches’ Program feel free to contact Carmon Hughes at email@example.com or call 270-597-2151.
ECHS Americorps Kentucky College Coach