Student wanting to take AP exams in May: registration for AP exams is now open until March 19th! Make sure you sign up through totalregistration. For specific details, see your AP teacher or visit the counseling suite. The cost of each exam is $90 unless you are on free and reduced lunch! Click Here to Register.
AP Test Registration is now open through March 19th. Click Here for full details on how to register for your AP Exams!
Click Here to access a helpful resource for seniors with information pertaining to items specific to senior year.
The last date to register late for the SAT is tomorrow May 7th. This is the last SAT given this school year. It is advised that all juniors take the SAT in the spring of their junior year. Go to www.collegboard.org to register.
Students to attend a free virtual college fair for the state of TX! This fair is scheduled for April 22nd - 27th. Students can log on any time during this week and get information for many of the colleges. There will be times set up at each institution’s booth for a live chat session with a college representative from that institution. Log onto www.collegefairsonline.com
Late registration for the next SAT offered at THS ends April 19th. It is highly recommended that juniors take the SAT the spring of their junior year. Go to www.collegeboard.org to register.
Regular registration for the next SAT offered at THS ends April 5th. It is highly recommended that juniors take the SAT the spring of their junior year. Go to www.collegeboard.org to register.
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High School Dates and Times for 2013
Session I: June 24 - July 19
Session II: July 22 - August 7
Classes: Monday - Friday
— 7:30am - 1:00pm
No classes: July 4 - July12
Note: Online Registration for remedial and original credit courses will begin April 1, 2013.
Payment of Tuition Fees at Registration
• Tuition for Original Credit courses for FBISD students is
$320 per course and includes transportation.
• Tuition for Remedial Credit courses for FBISD students is
$260 per course and includes transportation.
• Tuition for Remedial Credit courses for FBISD students
served by the Federal Free/Reduced Lunch Program
during the 2012-2013 school year is
$130 per course and includes transportation.
· January marked the start of not only a new year, but also the height of the 2012–2013 student financial aid season. For families working to manage the cost of college, financial aid can play a critical role. Last year, the average student received a little more than $13,200 to help pay for college. About two-thirds of undergraduate students receive grant aid.
· BigFuture™ (bigfuture.org), a free college planning resource offered by the College Board, helps families learn how to apply for financial aid, research cost and stay on track throughout the process. The site also offers a free webinar series for students and parents.
Webinar: "It's Time! Comparing Financial Aid Award Letters and Making the Best Decision for You"
April 3, 2013
7–8 p.m. EST
April 9, 2013
9–10 p.m. EST
**This webinar will provide you the information and tools needed to analyze your award letters and understand the financial impact each might have.
“Last year, more than $185 billion in financial aid was distributed to undergraduate students in the form of grants, work-study, federal loans and tax credits,” said James Montoya, vice president for relationship development at the College Board and former dean of admissions and financial aid at Stanford University. “You don’t know if you’ll qualify unless you apply.”
· The financial aid process, which is separate and distinct from the college application process, can differ from college to college. BigFuture provides information on deadlines and gives step-by-step guidance on the process, including a financial aid checklist; how to complete the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) and the CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE® forms; a financial aid glossary; and the right questions to ask financial aid officers.
“It’s important to understand the true cost of attendance and the difference between the sticker price and the net price — what you’ll pay after grant aid is considered,” Montoya said. “Don’t rule out a college because of its sticker price alone. Students sometimes find that colleges with a higher sticker price may actually offer them a lower net price.”
· By clicking on the “Paying” tab on the profile pages of nearly 4,000 colleges in the College Search section of BigFuture, students can view detailed information about each school’s cost. BigFuture allows students to compare schools by criteria such as how many students apply for and receive aid; what percentage of students have their full need met; and average loans and average indebtedness at graduation. Students can also get a personalized net price estimate from more than 300 colleges by using the College Board’s Net Price Calculator, or link to net price calculators for all colleges through each school’s profile page in the College Search section.
· Financial aid comes from many sources. Federal government grants, loans and other aid make up the biggest share at 73 percent, followed by college grants and scholarships at 18 percent, state government grants and scholarships at 5 percent, and private and employer grants and scholarships at 4 percent. BigFuture explains the basics of scholarships and grants, features a scholarship search tool, and teaches families how to spot scholarship and financial aid scams. BigFuture also provides best practices for borrowing, including tips for taking out loans and calculators to compare loans and estimate repayment for students and parents who borrow.