College-Career Fair sponsored by MPSEOC

Quick reminder that the College/Career Fair sponsored by MPSEOC will be held on Monday, September 26th from 1:30-3:00 PM at the Hunthausen Center on Carroll College’s campus. Students are encouraged to register and attend this free event to learn and to enter to win a $1,000 scholarship. Click here to register.


With FAFSA applications opening up October 1st, the HHS Counseling Department is happy to announce that in partnership with the Carroll College and Helena College financial aid departments, we will offer a FAFSA Completion Night for our Seniors.

FAFSA is a part of the college planning process. Even if you don’t think you will qualify for grants, you should still apply. Colleges strongly encourage that you complete the FAFSA application so that they can put forth the best financial aid award letter. Often, scholarship applications will ask for the “EFC” (expected family contribution) which you won’t know until you complete the FAFSA application. You do not have to accept student loans. Those can always be declined.

On October 5th from 5:00-7:00 P.M., Seniors and their families are welcome to come fill out the FAFSA at HHS. During this session, students will be able to complete their FAFSA application and to ask general questions regarding financial aid. The FAFSA questions ask for information about you (your name, date of birth, address, etc.) and about your financial situation. Depending on your circumstances (for instance, whether you’re a U.S. citizen or what tax form you used), you might need the following information or documents as you fill out the FAFSA application:

  • Your Social Security number (it’s important that you enter it correctly on the FAFSA form!)
  • Federal FSA ID (both student and parent each need their own FSA ID which is used to electronically sign the FAFSA). If you do not yet have an FSA ID you may go and request one. Make sure to save it and write down your password. In the event you forget your FSA ID, you will need a password to retrieve it. Please have your FSA ID prior to the October 5th event as you will then be able to use the IRS Data Retrieval Tool to complete the FAFSA.
  • Your parents’ Social Security numbers if you are a dependent student
  • Your driver’s license number if you have one
  • Your Alien Registration number if you are not a U.S. citizen
  • 2021 Federal tax information, tax documents, or tax returns, including IRS W-2 information, for you (and your spouse, if you are married), and for your parents if you are a dependent student:
    • IRS Form1040
    • Foreign tax return or IRS Form 1040-NR
    • Tax return for Puerto Rico, Guam, American Samoa, the U.S. Virgin Islands, the Marshall Islands, the Federated States of Micronesia, or Palau
  • Records of your untaxed income, such as child support received, interest income, and veterans noneducation benefits, for you, and for your parents if you are a dependent student
  • Information on cash; savings and checking account balances; investments, including stocks and bonds and real estate (but not including the home in which you live); and business and farm assets for you and for your parents if you are a dependent student

Keep these records! You may need them again.

Try This Resource:     2022–23 FAFSA on the Web Worksheet—Provides a preview of the questions students and parents may be asked while completing the FAFSA form.

If you start your FAFSA at home, please make sure to write down your Save Key so that you can access the application again at a later date. After the application has been completed, both student and parent will verify their information using Federal FSA ID and then submit the application. You will receive an electronic confirmation page after the FAFSA has been submitted. Print the confirmation page and save it.

As a reminder, all School Counselors will be available to answer post-secondary planning questions.

See you on October 5th!