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**Transfer Nebraska is a website that offers students a way to easily see if (and where) their dual credit courses will transfer and better plan and prepare for their academic future.**

EDUCATIONQUEST

EducationQuest Foundation is a Nebraska nonprofit organization with a mission to improve access to higher education. With offices in Lincoln, Kearney, and Omaha EducationQuest provides students and families help by offering the following resources:

ScholarshipQuest-contains over 2,000 local and state scholarships.

College Funding Estimator-estimates your FAFSA results.

College Profiles-has information about colleges in Nebraska and nationwide.

Countdown2College-provides monthly college planning tips.

FAFSA Tools-provides resources to help you complete the FAFSA.

Videos-to walk you through the financial aid process.

Activities Resume-tracks your extracurricular activities, honors, and awards.

Reality Check-matches future lifestyles with career choices.

FINANCIAL AID INFORMATION

A Financial Aid Workshop is coming to RCHS on Wednesday, September 26, 2018 at 6:00 p.m. in the high school distance learning room. An expert from the EducationQuest Foundation will be providing direction on financial aid and how to complete the Financial Application for Federal Student Assistance (FAFSA). The FAFSA can be completed any time after October 1, 2018 using their 2017 tax returns. The online application can be found at www.fafsa.ed.gov/. Parents and students will also need a PIN for the online FAFSA; you can apply for a PIN at www.pin.ed.gov.

Scholarship websites: ScholarshipQuest at EducationQuest.org (Nebraska Based), StudentAid.ed.gov, FastAid.com, Collegeboard.com, Schoolsoup.com, www.scholarshipmonkey.com, ScholarshipExperts.com. These websites provide several scholarship opportunities. REMEMBER: You should never pay to apply for scholarships!!

Pay $0 tuition at the UNL, UNO, UNK if eligible: http://collegeboundnebraska.com/

From community college to bachelor’s degree: www.nebraska.edu/oncourse

COLLEGE ATHLETICS REGISTRATION INFORMATION

NAIA Eligibility Center

NCAA Eligibility Center

College Websites

ACT TEST DATES

Register online at www.actstudent.org. School Code for Rock County is 280-155

Test DateSeptember 8October 27December 8February 9April 13June 8July 13
Registration DeadlineAugust 10September 28November 2January 11March 8May 3June 14
Late Registration PeriodAugust 26October 14November 19January 18March 25May 20June 24


ACT PRACTICE TESTS

John Baylor – www.JohnBaylorTestPrep.com

CAREER INFORMATION

NDE Career Clusters

Nebraska Health Careers

O*Net

Occupational Outlook Handbook

Nebraska Career Connections

Education Quest Foundation

College Bound Nebraska