Friday, September 30, 2016

Who’s afraid of the ASVAB?

The ASVAB, or the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery is part of the ASVAB Career Exploration Program provided by local armed services personnel. While the connection to the military may be intimidating to some, this is an excellent program designed to help students discover how their interests and skills relate to more than 400 occupations. The test also helps students understand where their verbal, mathematical, and science/technical skills lie.
It’s available for juniors or seniors and will be held on the morning of November 9, 2016. Stop in or call the VUHS Guidance and School Counseling Office to reserve a seat.

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Prior Prior Year (P.P.Y.) -- 
This year for the first time college bound students (and their parents) will have the opportunity to file the F.A.F.S.A. (the Free Application for Federal Student Aid) after October 1, 2016. Using taxes records from 2015, will allow families to file once - with no update needed, and see their calculated, E.F.C., or Estimated Family Contribution earlier than in the past.
An informal poll of visiting college representatives to V.U.H.S. has revealed that this change in federal law is having no effect on when colleges are planning to send out their financial aid offerings to accepted students.