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Counselor's Corner

Welcome to the web page of the elementry and high school counseling program. This web page is designed to keep you updated on information related to school counseling activities and provide resources for students and parents. The high school counselor is Robin Cline.  We hope that you will visit this page often as it will be updated on a regular basis.  If you need to contact the counselor, please call the high school at 580-824-4341 or email Mrs. Cline at rcline@waynoka.k12.ok.us. If you have ideas or comments about the content of this web page,  please don't hesitate to contact Mrs. Cline. 

 
 
The  School Counselor functions as a primary student advocate within the school community by challenging, encouraging and supporting students. Counseling Center services include individual and group counseling, conferences with students, parents and faculty, student assessments, college and career information, consultation and coordinating referral services. On a day to day basis we are also available to deal with crisis situations that need immediate attention.
 

FAFSA

 Here are a few tips to get started. .

This year students can access the FAFSA by visiting FAFSA.gov or by using the NEW myStudentAid mobile app. The FAFSA should be completed as soon as possible after Oct. 1 to ensure priority consideration for some types of financial aid. It’s best to gather all necessary materials before starting the FAFSA. Since the 2019-20 FAFSA allows applicants to use 2017 tax information, families can use their 2017 return to complete the application right away! There's no need to wait.

To complete and submit the FAFSA online, students and one of their parents/guardians will each need to create a FSA ID (Federal Student Aid ID) at FSAID.ed.gov. This username/password serves as an electronic signature on the FAFSA and certain student loan applications, and allows them to access other federal student aid websites. It’s beneficial for families to create their FSA IDs before starting the FAFSA to speed up the application process. Visit UCanGo2.org to download an FSA ID Worksheet (in English and Spanish) to keep track of your information.

 

For more information and FAFSA resources, including educational tools and tutorial videos in English and Spanish, visit StartWithFAFSA.org.

Some grants and financial aid are first come first serve. 
 
Get started here: www.FAFSA.gov 
Visit here for other links and helpful resources: http://://www.waynoka.k12.ok.us/211379_2
 

To enroll in the Oklahoma’s Promise program, your student must be:

  • An Oklahoma resident.
  • Enrolled in the eighth, ninth or 10th grade in an Oklahoma high school. (Homeschool students must be age 13, 14 or 15.)
  • A student whose parents earn $55,000 or less per year.

Special income provisions may apply to:

  • Children adopted from certain court-ordered custody and children in the custody of court-appointed legal guardians.
  • Families receiving Social Security disability and death benefits.
  • Additional documentation may be required. Contact the Oklahoma's Promise office for more information.

The Promise

Upon completion of the program’s requirements, your student will earn:

Tuition at an Oklahoma public two-year college or four-year university.

OR a portion of tuition at an accredited Oklahoma private college or university.

OR a portion of tuition for approved programs at Oklahoma public technology centers.

 

ACT

Students register here for the ACT. 

2019-2020 Test Dates (National)

Test Date

Registration Deadline

(Late Fee Required)

September 14, 2019

August 16, 2019

August 17-30, 2019

October 26, 2019

September 20, 2019

September 21-October 4, 2019

December 14, 2019

November 8, 2019

November 9-22, 2019

February 8, 2020

January 10, 2020

January 11-17, 2020

April 4, 2020

February 28, 2020

February 29-March 13, 2020

June 13, 2020

May 8, 2020

May 9-22, 2020

July 18, 2020*

June 19, 2020

June 20-26, 2020

 

SCHOLARSHIP LINKS:

Use these websites to explore various scholarship opportunities. Local Scholarships will be offered in the Spring.

https://occf.academicworks.com/

https://occf.org/scholarships/

http://www.collegescholarships.org/states/oklahoma.htm

https://www.cfok.org/Scholarships/Available-Scholarships?s=Payne+Family+Scholarship

https://s3.amazonaws.com/scschoolfiles/103/tribal_scholarships_list.pdf

http://giving.walmart.com/

http://gmsp.org/

https://www.mensafoundation.org/what-we-do/scholarships/

https://www.rmhc.org/

https://www.fastweb.com/

http://www.deltathetachi.org/

http://www.nextstepu.com/

https://ifap.ed.gov/ifap/processing/directLoans.jsp

https://studentloans.gov/myDirectLoan/index.action

*Scholarship Scams

Look for these signs that you are being scammed

*You have to pay a fee or "taxes"

*Money-back offers or guarantees

*Credit card or bank account information required

*Provide "exclusive" information