Counseling and Career Center

To reach the Counseling Office: (480) 472-6917

Click the button above, call 2-1-1, or visit the Help Book for information on one-on-one counseling, group counseling, teen lifeline, safe place, domestic violence, drug and alcohol abuse, crisis assistance, food, shelter and clothing help, parenting resources, and more. 

Career Center News 09-13-19

Financial Aid Workshop  - FAFSA 

Our MCC representative, Alfred Chavez, will be hosting an evening to talk about Financial aid. ASU and MCC financial aid reps and Mesa Counts on College will also be here to help fill out the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) and answer questions.

The workshop will be held Thursday, October 3 from 6:00-7:30pm in the library. 

Families will be able to come and complete their FAFSA. Have your student bring their laptop or bring your own, along with your 2018 taxes and W-2s, other financial information (i.e. 2018 records of untaxed income, current information on bank balances, investments, etc), and social security numbers or alien registration number if you are not a U.S. Citizen.  Please visit the Federal Student Aid website if you have questions. The FAFSA will open October 1.  The FAFSA site offers several resources to answer questions.  There is also a glossary that provides information on various college and financial aid terms.

Be sure to create an FSA ID before the workshop.  Both the student and one parent needs to create an FSA ID.  The FSA ID is what you will use to electronically sign your FAFSA. The verification process for the FSA ID can take up to 3 days so please complete the FSA ID process as soon as possible.

To create an FSA ID, go to fsaid.ed.gov and click on the Create an FSA ID tab. You will need to enter the information requested on each section. Be sure to use a separate email address for students and parents, and that you have access to those emails. We recommend that students not use their MPS student email address since they will need access to the email address during college. Please also review your entries for accuracy and enter your name as it appears on your Social Security Card.

MPS District Fafsa Workshops Flyer - if you can't attend the workshop at Mountain View you are welcome to attend a workshop at another district school.


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Career Center News 09-06-19

Scholarship Meeting For Seniors 
Learn about Financial Aid and Scholarship opportunities

Wednesday, September 25th during lunch in room 206

A scholarship meeting will be held for seniors in room 206, during the lunch hour, on Wednesday, September 25th. This meeting will cover financial aid (what is the FAFSA and why should I apply?), merit-based scholarships, and private scholarships. We will have a hand-out with a list of scholarships that have been popular with students at Mountain View. The hand-out will also include different resources to look for scholarships. If you are a senior you won't want to miss this important meeting.

 

 

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