With college application season now in full swing, many of you may find yourself in need of more information regarding financial aid, the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid), and how it all works. With that in mind, two important sessions have been scheduled to help you. Please note the following dates:
- FSA ID and Password (needed for the student and at least one parent). Attached is a flyer detailing how to obtain an FSA ID and Password. Create User IDs and Passwords by going to https://fsaid.ed.gov. The students will use their login to access the FAFSA at www.FAFSA.gov the parent will use their ID to sign the FAFSA.
- Copy of all 2019 Federal Income Tax Returns and W-2 forms for student (if applicable) and parent(s).
- Social Security numbers for parent and student or if the student is not a U.S. Citizen, Alien Registration number or documentation as U.S. Permanent Residents or U.S. Citizens.
- Records of balances in checking and savings – for student and parent(s).
- Marital Status of parent(s) and date of marital status (for example, the date of marriage).
- Student Driver’s License # (if applicable).
- Note: Attendees without the above documents will not be able to participate
Welcome to your Senior Year!
2020-2021 Common Application Essay Prompts
1. Some students have a background, identity, interest, or talent that is so meaningful they believe their application would be incomplete without it. If this sounds like you, then please share your story.
2. The lessons we take from obstacles we encounter can be fundamental to later success. Recount a time when you faced a challenge, setback, or failure. How did it affect you, and what did you learn from the experience?
3. Reflect on a time when you questioned or challenged a belief or idea. What prompted your thinking? What was the outcome?
4. Describe a problem you've solved or a problem you'd like to solve. It can be an intellectual challenge, a research query, an ethical dilemma - anything that is of personal importance, no matter the scale. Explain its significance to you and what steps you took or could be taken to identify a solution.
5. Discuss an accomplishment, event, or realization that sparked a period of personal growth and a new understanding of yourself or others.
6. Describe a topic, idea, or concept you find so engaging that it makes you lose all track of time. Why does it captivate you? What or who do you turn to when you want to learn more?
7. Share an essay on any topic of your choice. It can be one you've already written, one that responds to a different prompt, or one of your own design.
The Naviance Family Connection College & Career Readiness Program
- A College Matching section to help you find schools that are the right fit for you.
- Tasks that are assigned to you by the Guidance office to make sure you complete all parts of the college search and application process.
- A current list of scholarships available.
- A Career Interest survey to help you find the majors and careers you might like.
- Surveys to complete that will help the Guidance office serve you better.
- A section to list the schools you are interested in and are applying to so that you get reminder emails letting you know when those colleges are coming to Holy Spirit High School.
Holy Spirit High School
Address of School:
500 S. New Road,
Absecon, NJ 08201
School Telephone Number:
Guidance Fax Number:
Mr. Thomas Farren
Director of Guidance
Ms. Lauren Connor
Please leave blank any questions about size of senior class and rank, your counselor will fill this in. If your application has other questions about which you aren´t sure, please see your counselor.