Welcome to AVID 12 Parent Information Night AVID Elective Teachers Denise Guzman, Coordinator: firstname.lastname@example.org Mary Byun- AVID 12 email@example.com Steve Chavez – AVID 12 firstname.lastname@example.org 12th Grade Expectations 12th grade AVID students are expected to: Complete A-G requirements Achieve highest GPA possible Participate in SAT/ ACT preparation (if nec.) Participate in college exploration Apply to Four-Year Colleges Apply for Financial Aid/ Scholarships Complete Senior Project (Develop College and Career Plan) Complete Community Service Tutoring/Intervention If a student is struggling in a class (grade is lower than 70%), student is required to get tutoring. This consists of two hours a week of mandatory tutoring in the subject area. If a student has multiple unsatisfactory grades, he or she should divide the tutoring time among all needy areas, but he or she should not exceed four hours of tutoring. Admission Profile Cal State’s Eligibility Index: GPA (10-12) x 800+ SAT CR+ SAT Math 2900 minimum to qualify; target score: 3500+ Reality SDSU GPA = 3.79 CR= 580 M=590 Index 4202 LB State Index 3850 + CSUF Index 3550 + CSUM Index 3300 (local) Admission Profile UC Eligibility: SAT CR, Math, Writing or ACT with Writing 3.0 minimum Other factors: -extracurricular activities/involvement/essays/ rigor of academic schedule Reality UC Berkeley GPA = 4.18 CR=665 M=696 W=674 ACT=29 UCR GPA = 3.58 CR= 536 M= 576 W= 576 ACT= 24 Admissions Profile Private Universities - qualifications vary: most consider grade point average, SAT I, SAT II, essay, extracurricular involvement - Benefit: Consider the individual, rather than just numbers, small classes, higher and quicker graduation rate Four Year University vs. Community Colleges not the same thing! - Top 12.5 % of all graduates go to UC system - Top 35% of all graduates go to California State System - Next 30% go to Community College System (open to all; do not need to graduate high school) Four Year University vs. Community College 2006 Study conducted by National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) www.nces.ed.gov - Completion Rate (Obtain Degree) 84% Private 4-Year 83% Public 4-Year 55% Community College - Intent to Transfer 33% No intent to transfer to 4-Year 67% Enter w/ plan to transfer (of this group only 61% actually transfer/ 39% never do) Four Year University vs. Community College 16% of all community college students successfully complete coursework and transfer within 2.5 years 40% continue to work toward transfer 44% gone from system Four Year University vs. Community College Community Colleges may be CHEAPER, but California State Universities are affordable! Cost Breakdown: CSU- Tuition $5700 MSJC- Tuition $800 Difference: $4900/ 12 months=$408 per month Part Time Job: $9.00 per hour / 25 hours per week Earns $225 per week/ $900 per month/ clear about $700 month **Make up additional difference by receiving degree at least one year sooner! (35k starting job) Senior Year Timeline Senior year is a challenging time with many important deadlines. Available on AVID webpage Application Process Cal. States = CSU Mentor (www.csumentor.org) Apply Online- $55.00 October 1- November 30 University of California (www.ucop.edu/pathways/) Admissions- Online Application - $60.00 Opens October 5th- File November 1-30 Private Colleges/ Universities Check with admissions officer or online Dates and requirements vary Financial Aid Information Scholarships/ Grants Federal $/ State $/ University/ Private Organization and Veterans Organizations (Must Contact Them) **Free Money (less than 5%) Loans- Must be repaid (makes up 60% of all student aid) Work (Work Study) Financial Aid Information Loan Order: Most Favorable to Least Favorable Perkins Loan (5% Fixed) Stafford Loan (6% Fixed) PLUS Loan (7% +) Home Equity (Rate may be positive but long term costs) Private Lender (Prime +) *** School or State Loans (may be low interest but can’t always find) Financial Aid Resources Local Companies/ Corporate America/ Employers/ Criteria Listing - Search on internet or direct contact w/ letter. Check with your employer/union for scholarships Fast Web www.fastweb.com Fed Money www.fedmoney.org Scholarship 101 www.scholarship101.com Never Pay Any Money for Scholarship Information!!!! Financial Aid “Average student spends 80 hours trying to obtain $5000 in scholarship money” Is it worth your time? $ 62.50 per hour Senior Requirement: 4 Scholarships per semester. Extra Credit for more than 4. Financial Aid - Parent Information Must Obtain student and parent PIN # for FAFSA (www.pin.ed.gov) – Due December 1st. Federal Financial Aid Information 1-800-433-3243 www.studentaid.ed.gov/ www.studentaid.gov/guide Apply Online at www.fafsa.ed.gov Due by March 2nd Documents Needed to Complete the FAFSA Social Security # W-2 forms / 1099 Forms Completed Tax Forms (ASAP after 1st of year) Current Bank Statements Untaxed Income Records-Social Security/veterans benefits etc. Current business and investment information Records of stocks/ bonds/ other investments Financial Aid Presentations October 18 6:30-8:00 pm Finacial Aid Seminar GPAC Financial Aid Assistance 5-7 pm Computer Lab R 114 Questions?