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Senior Meeting Information

Seniors and Parents  

FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) opened up on October 1, 2020.  In a normal year, we would do a FAFSA presentation and assistance night for senior students and parents.  However, this year we are providing you with information, links, and presentations for you to be able to understand and file.  It is recommended that all seniors complete the FAFSA application even if you feel you may not qualify for funds because college/universities want to know your EFC (see explanation below) index in order to be able to offer you their scholarships. 

Our normal event is hosted by Caleb Willis, Associate Director of Financial Aid - Navarro College.  You may contact him through the contact information below with any questions even if your student is not attending Navarro.

Navarro College-
903-875-7400
 
Here is a LINK to the College Board website and a LINK to their presentation for FAFSA. 

If you have any questions, please contact Becky Oliver, College Liaison at:  Becky_oliver@misd.gs

***Your Expected Family Contribution (EFC) is an index number that college financial aid staff use to determine how much financial aid you would receive if you were to attend their school. The information you report on your FAFSA, including specific tax information and family income, is used to calculate your EFC.***

Scholarships

Senior scholarships will be posted in a new location this year.  Each student has access to a program called NAVIANCE.  What is Naviance? Naviance is a college and career readiness program to help students in our district to get involved in the planning and advising process, research colleges and careers, and plan for the future. Naviance also lets us share information with students about upcoming meetings and events, local scholarship opportunities, and other resources for college and career information.

To Sign onto Naviance:

  • On your device, go to Classlink https://launchpad.classlink.com/midlothian.
  • Choose “Naviance” icon.
  • Choose “COLLEGES” in tabs at top of page
  • Choose “SCHOLARSHIPS/MONEY in drop down
  • Choose “SCHOLARSHIP MATCH” in drop down

 You will notice there will be “National” and “Local” scholarships.  The Local will be our Memorial Scholarships, Sports and local organization scholarships.

College Admission Updates

Please see below for a few of the schools in which Heritage High School students are most interested in:

Remember to visit the College websites frequently for updates and/or changes to deadlines.

Oklahoma State University
Application priority deadline:  Rolling

OSU considers applications until the beginning of the semester for which the student is applying. However, Feb. 1 is the priority scholarship deadline. You must complete your application by this date to be guaranteed full scholarship consideration.

Texas A&M University
Application priority deadline:  Dec 1

Texas Tech University
Application priority deadline:  February 1

University of North Texas
Application priority deadline:  March 1
Priority deadline for scholarship consideration is February 1

University of Texas at Austin
Application priority deadline:  Nov 1

University of Texas at Dallas
Application priority deadline:  Jan 15

Baylor University
Application priority deadline: November 1

University of Arkansas

Application priority deadline:  November 1

"If we get your application by November 1, you will have priority for housing, orientation and scholarships. Applications received after these deadlines will be considered on a space-available basis."

Tarleton State University
Application priority deadline: May 1

Stephen F. Austin State University
Application priority deadline: Rolling

Texas State University
Application priority deadline: March 1