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Thursday, October 4, 2018

College Knowledge Month

October is "College Knowledge Month" in the state of MN.  It is an initiative encouraging students to apply to colleges.  Many colleges waive the application fee for the whole month and some waive it just the last full week of October. I will be offering numerous times during the last full week of October for students to come into the guidance office and apply to those colleges on this list. Of course you are welcome to come other times for help as well!  Take advantage of this great opportunity!

Thursday, September 27, 2018

FAFSA Completion Night

A letter was mailed to seniors and their parent/guardian today - here is what it said:
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YOU’RE INVITED!!  


What: FAFSA Completion Event
Who: Seniors and their parent/guardian
Where: Melrose High School Media Center
When: 6:00-8:00 pm on Thursday evening, November 15th (during the same time as parent-teacher conferences) in the HS Media Center
More Info:  There will be financial aid representatives here during this event that will help you complete the FAFSA (free application for federal student aid). The FAFSA is required if you are hoping to get grants or loans from a college.  There is one form that you need to fill out ahead of time that I will send to you when you email me to RSVP.  Also, there are two videos that will help you in the process of getting ready for this event and for completing the FAFSA.  They can be viewed on my website at: mahscounselor.blogspot.com

**Please make sure that you (student) and one parent have created an FSA ID before the FAFSA completion night at least 3 days beforehand.**
Click here for the FSA Website 

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The videos discussed in the message above are here:





AGAIN! Please make sure that you (student) and one parent have created an FSA ID (video instruction is above) before the FAFSA completion night at least 3 days beforehand.  

If you are unable to make the event here at Melrose HS - there is another opportunity for the completion event and here is the information below:

The Saint Ben’s and Saint John’s financial aid office will be hosting a FAFSA-completion event on Monday, October 22 from 5:00 – 8:00 PM in the Saint John’s University Alcuin Library.  We thought it appropriate to be sure that families were aware that their child is not required to apply to CSB/SJU in order to utilize this service. 

We ask that families RSVP using the link in the included email below, which you may edit as you wish and then forward on to your senior parents.  Because our space will be limited, families will be asked to sign up for one of three times-slots:  5:00 – 6:00, 6:00 – 7:00, and 7:00 – 8:00 PM. 


Dear Parents of Seniors,

Regardless of where your son/daughter plans to apply for school, The College of Saint Benedict and Saint John’s University financial aid office is hosting a FAFSA-completion event on Monday, October 22 from 5:00 – 8:00 PM in the Saint John’s University Alcuin Library.  This is an opportunity for you to complete the FAFSA with your child for the 2019-20 academic year, in addition to being able to ask questions of a member of the financial aid staff.   Please RSVP using the link below as you will sign up for a one-hour time slot. 


Thursday, September 13, 2018

Senior Meetings

I am just finishing up the first week of the small group senior meetings.  I am hopeful the seniors are finding the information helpful as they start the process of college applications, which can often be very overwhelming.  With that said I wanted to mention a few keys dates:
- October: the last week in October is free application week - watch for information/dates on coming into the computer lab and applying to state schools for free and to get help with this
- November 15: Financial Aid workshop at school - 6pm.  This is for parents and/or students.  A letter will be mailed home about this.

Here is an advertisement I received from Alexandria Tech/CC about applying for free as well:

Friday, August 10, 2018

Changing your Schedule

Welcome back, students and parents!

If you need to make a change to your schedule you can find the schedule change form by clicking here.


If you need to see what classes are offered and their hours, please click here


I, along with teachers, will return the week of August 27th and I will return any emails after this date.


As a reminder, I will not process your requests without all proper signatures from parents and teachers.  Once your form is completely filled out, you may turn it into the orange box outside of my door.  If you need assistance or do not understand how to fill out the form, please make an appointment to see me.  You can sign up on my door or you can email me and at mdusha@isd740.org 
and I will email you back with a time to see me upon my return.

Enjoy the rest of your summer!

Monday, May 14, 2018

REMINDER! Senior Scholarship

REMINDER!!
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Senior Scholarship!

If you are a senior from Melrose HS going into an certain agriculture programs, food science, electrical engineering or programs similar to these, consider applying for the Proliant Scholarship by clicking here. This is a $500 scholarship. Good luck!

Friday, May 4, 2018

Senior Scholarship!

If you are a senior from Melrose HS going into an certain agriculture programs, food science, electrical engineering or programs similar to these, consider applying for the Proliant Scholarship by clicking here. This is a $500 scholarship. Good luck!

Friday, April 13, 2018

One week! Another Local Scholarship for Seniors!

Seniors: We have just been given another scholarship just for Melrose seniors that can be found by clicking here.  You have until Tuesday, April 24 to turn it into Audrey.