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    FAFSA Application Information | On Sept 14, 2015, significant changes to the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) process were announced that will affect millions of students. You can read more and get the link to the online application on the Federal Student Aid website.

    BHS Parents! Need Help Completing Your FAFSA?  
    BHS Counseling is hosting a FAFSA help session on Tues, 10/23 from 4-6pm in the Counseling Center. North Seattle College’s Financial Aid department will be here to help students & parents complete their FAFSA. Laptops will be available for you to COMPLETE and SUBMIT your FAFSA with professional financial aid office help! See Ms. Flanagan with questions.

    Ballard Seniors Applying to College: 
    If you are applying to college and have questions about your application, college list, essay, FAFSA, etc. COME TO THE COMPUTER LAB IN THE LIBRARY AFTER SCHOOL ON WEDNESDAYS Ms. Flanagan will answer questions & make sure you have access to a computer to work on your applications from 2:20-3:55. 

    -> The Parent's Guide to Completing The FAFSA - This guide helps families walk through step by step completing the FAFSA.

    Seattle Public Library Help For High School Students
    Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Trained volunteers will be on hand to answer questions and offer help with applying for scholarships. Financial aid experts will provide support for filing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and WA Application for State Financial Aid (WASFA).   Sat, Nov 4 at Southwest Branch & Sat, Nov 18 at the Northgate Branch.

    Fall 2017 NACAC College Fair All students are invited to the NACAC College Fair at the Washington State Convention Center. Dates are: Friday, October 27th 9am-noon Saturday, October 28th noon-4pm Register and find more information here:

    College Visit Information

    Ballard High School College Visit and Event Schedule Please sign up in the notebook on the College/Career Specialist’s desk, for the visits that interest you. Write yourself a pass (available inside the notebook). On the day of the visit, show the pass to your teacher and ask for permission to attend. The workshops will be held in the Counseling Center unless otherwise noted. We will take attendance and give the list to the Attendance Secretary to excuse your class absence.

    Date Time College
    10/16 9:45 am Gettysburg College PA
    10/16 10:45 am Denison University OH
    10/16 12:50 pm Sarah Lawrence College NY
    10/17 9:45 am Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute NY
    10/17 10:45 am Villanova University PA
    10/17 11:50 am Mills College CA
    10/18 9:30 am University of Vermont VT
    10/18 10:20 am McDaniel College MD
    10/18 11:10 am University of Denver CO
    10/18 1:20 pm Loyola Marymount University CA
    10/19 9:45 am Emerson College MA
    10/19 10:45 am Trinity College - Hartford CT
    10/19 11:50 am University of San Francisco CA
    10/19 1:25 pm Middlebury College VT
    10/20 10:00 am Columbia College of Chicago IL
    10/20 1:50 pm Washington University in St. Louis MO

    10/23 9:45am Oregon Institute of Technology OR
    10/23 10:45am University of New Hampshire NH
    10/23 1:25pm Macalester College MN
    10/23 11:20am Santa Clara University CA
    10/24 9:45am Allegheny College PA
    10/24 10:45am Butler University IN
    10/24 1:25pm The New School NY
    10/25 9:30am Merrimack College MA
    10/25 10:20am San Diego State University CA
    10/25 11:10am University of Redlands CA
    10/26 11:50am University of Nevada-Las Vegas NV
    10/26 12:50pm Lynn University FL
    10/26 1:25pm Coe College IA

    10/30 9:45am Lafayette College PA
    10/30 11:50am Occidental College CA
    10/30 12:50pm Seattle Film Institute WA
    10/31 10:45am Seattle Pacific University WA
    10/31 11:50am University of Victoria BC
    10/31 1:25pm Xavier University - Cincinnati OH
    11/1 9:30am Portland State University OR
    11/1 11:10am Westminster College - Salt Lake City UT
    11/1 11:55am Montana State University MT
    11/2 9:45am Northern Arizona University AZ
    11/2 10:45am Eckerd College FL
    11/2 1:25pm Vancouver Island University (VIU) BC
    11/2 11:55am California College of the Arts CA
    11/3 1:00pm Arizona State University AZ

    Bold is a newly scheduled visit

    Scholarship Bulletins 

    Link to SPS Scholarship Bulletin for Oct 2017

    BHS Scholarship Bulletin Below 

      Date   Scholarship/Name  Amount   Grades   Description/Criteria
     12/1 Fleet Reserve Association Patriotism Essay contest  $200 - 500  7 - 12 350 word essay " What Patriotism Means to Me" Application available in the Counseling Center.

    Resource:  Seniors take a look at the Collegewise Guide to Completing the CommonApp. It is a good resource for students when completing the Common Application.  It's free, from the college admissions information website Collegewise.