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College and Career Information Announcements:
Virtual College Fairs
College fairs have gone virtual! These fairs are a great way to learn about various colleges and their academic and scholarship programs. College fairs also allow students to make contact with an admissions person from that college that can be of assistance with questions about that specific college!
Click here for links and video directions for virtual college fairs happening in 2021: https://bit.ly/ZBNTVirtualCollegeFairs
SCOIR (pronounced "score")
All students! Our district uses SCOIR to help you develop and manage your post-high school college/career plans. Parents, have your student add you to their SCOIR account for parent access.
SCOIR will help you:
- Understand your talents and how they translate into a major
- Begin exploring and refining your college search based on personal and academic interests
- Keep you organized, while keeping your counselor and parents in the loop about your postsecondary plans
Check out this overview video about SCOIR.
Click here for more information and videos on how to use Scoir: https://bit.ly/ZBIntrotoScoir
Use your school google account to log-in to SCOIR and begin your planning today.
ZBTHS uses Parchment to send official transcripts to colleges or other after high school programs. The program will electronically send your transcript to the college/program you're applying to.
Class of 2021 students have recieved an email directly from Parchment to set up their account.
Please go to http://bit.ly/ZBParchmentinfo for directions on how to set up the Parchment account for requesting official transcripts.
Transcripts that are needed for scholarship applications are generally paper transcripts that can be requested in Student Services or from your counselor.
Financial Aid and Scholarships
The FAFSA is the financial need application for most 2 year, 4 year, and career/vocational schools in the U.S. The FAFSA opens October 1 every year; deadlines vary by college/school. Only seniors need to file a FAFSA, as it is only good for the next school year.
Scholarships available in the fall of senior year mainly are from the colleges/schools themselves, based on admission status.
"Outside" scholarships (not from the colleges/schools) announcements are posted here: https://bit.ly/ZBNTScholarships
The ZB Community Scholarship application is here: http://bit.ly/ZBCommunityScholarshipApp
Click here for general info on the FAFSA and scholarships: https://bit.ly/ZBFAFSAinfo
Click here for how to understand a financial aid award letter: https://bit.ly/ZBNTUnderstandingFAAwardsPres
2020-21 FAFSA workshops are all virtual! Go to http://bit.ly/ZBNTFAFSAworkshops for dates/times to get help with the FAFSA or to ask questions!
In order to complete a FAFSA, you will need:
1. Your and your parents’ 2019 tax forms OR W-2's and untaxed income records, such as child support or VA non-education benefits
2. Your and your parents’ driver’s license/state ID, social security numbers (student must have one), date of birth, month/year of parents’ marriage, divorce, and/or separation
3. Information about 2019 financial assets such as: savings, certificates of deposit, stock shares, bonds, investment real estate, business/farm assets, etc.
4. Go to www.fafsa.gov and register for a FSA ID# for both student and parent. This is required to electronically sign the FAFSA. This can be done before the FAFSA opens on October 1.