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FAFSA Information Page

6 months ago

By Sarah Bass

What is FAFSA?

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is the application you will use to apply for federal student aid programs offered by the U.S. Department of Education (ED). Filling out the FAFSA is free and gives you access to the largest source of financial aid to help pay for college.

Many states and colleges use your FAFSA data to determine your eligibility for state aid and school aid.

Application Begins: October 1, 2018

Federal Student Aid includes: 

  • Grants
  • Work-study funds
  • Student loans

When do I submit my FAFSA?

  • NOW!!!
  • If you plan to attend college from July 1, 2018 - June 30, 2019, you can submit the FAFSA NOW.
  • The deadline for FAFSA applications is June 30, 2019.
  • Apply as soon as possible - Some states have limited financial aid funds - You could miss out on aid if you wait until the last minute to apply!

How to Apply:
Almost all students and families complete the FAFSA online at
  • has built-in help to guide you through the application process
  • uses "skip logic" that allows you to skip questions that don't apply to you
  • the schools you list on your FAFSA will receive your processed information faster

In addition to the online form, you have two other options for completing the FAFSA:
  • You can download  and complete a PDF FAFSA (go to and scroll to FAFSA Filing Options).
  • You can order and complete a paper version of the PDF FAFSA (you may request up to three copies of the PDF FAFSA by calling 1-800-4-FED-AID (1-800-433-3243).

We strongly encourage you to complete your FAFSA as soon as possible. Some states have limited financial aid funds. Funds will be distributed on a "first-come, first-served" basis. SO, APPLY NOW! DON'T WAIT!

For more information on FAFSA, visit the following links:

College information

over 2 years ago

Helpful Links
  • - ACT/SAT prep, scholarships, college costs, FAFSA questions
  • Go See Campus - A completely free resource for planning campus visits and making the most of the college search

Campus Visits

Many universities have special days set aside for high school students to come visit their campus with family and experience a small part of college life.

Seniors are allowed 2 college days (excused absences).  See Mr. Bounds for a form BEFORE you take a college day.

Lunch Visits

Every month college recruiters/military recruiters come to our school for lunch visits.  This means they will set up a table outside the cafeteria for students to ask questions and receive free information for their future. 

Testing Information

about 1 year ago


Nearly every college, university, and community college requires students to have taken the ACT to apply for admission and scholarships.
NEW!!!! Check out Test Prep Factory's website for practice sets and helpful tips! Click here to visit!


Register for the SAT - This site will give you information for test dates, registration deadlines, and test sites.

Can you answer the SAT Question of the Day?
Click Here to Find Out!

College Recruiters

about 1 year ago

Dr. Bennett and Kayla Weathers will be at OGHS on 2/9/19 during PH A to visit with all students who have enrolled at Southern Miss for the fall 2019 semester.  They might even have a little gift for those students.  Please put this important date on your calendar. 

University of Southern Mississippi

Southern Miss Recruiter 
Kayla Weathers


Kalie Kirkland

Admissions Counselor

The University of Mississippi

Office of Admissions

P.O. Box 1848

145 Martindale Student Services

University, MS 38677-1848

O: 228-327-6413 | F: 662.915.1831 |

Social Media: @OleMissKalie

Bryson Wallace

Admissions Counselor | South/Central Mississippi
Office of Admissions and Scholarships

Phone: 601.988.3229


11 months ago

Senior DUES 

Senior Dues are currently $85.00.


(On-line at MySchoolBucks, cash, or checks made payable to OGHS) If paying in person, please see Mrs. Rogers in the counselors' office.

Senior Dues will increase by $5 per month.