It's never too early for high school students to start preparing for college and the LHS College and Career Center is inviting LHS seniors (and their parents) to attend a program on financial aid options for college-bound students and college admission testing.

'Lobo University' currently underway

Tue Sep 13, 2016

It's never too early for high school students to start preparing for college and the LHS College and Career Center is hosting an event tonight to help spur students to consider their options now that the school year is underway.

LHS seniors (and their parents) are invited to attend a program on financial aid options for college-bound students and college admission testing”

Tieraney Beall, academic advisor, will explain types of financial aid available to college bound students, especially how to complete the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid).

Kay Ray, scholarship coordinator, will have information about the ACT and SAT fall test dates for seniors and information about the optional ACT and SAT essays.

Ray said the FAFSA has changed its application date from Jan. 1, 2017 to Oct. 1, 2016, and her concern is that not enough parents are aware that the deadline has been bumped up.

"We've also discovered another way to communicate with students: the Longview High School College and Career Center Remind Group," she added.

Ray said students just need to text @lhscolleg (this is not a typo) to 81010.

"By joining, parents and students will get text messages about the latest news about scholarships, financial aid, college admission exams, parents/student information presentations throughout the year, college recruiters visiting on campus, ways students can be involved in the community, and anything else that crosses my desk that is of interest to our customers," she said.

The College and Career Center posts all opportunities for students on its school website, on its Facebook page, and on the daily announcements that appear on the LHS website.

"It's just another way we hope to communicate so that students and parents know about all they could take advantage of," Ray said. "I have already sent out several reminds to parents with good response from those who are registered."

The complete schedule of 'Lobo University' program is available here.

For more information please contact Longview High School at (903) 663-1301.