Spring 2013 Schedule
Important Information for Seniors
Scholarships: Make sure to check scholarship deadlines. Most college general scholarship deadlines are approaching. Please see your advisor if you need additional help.
FAFSA Time: Money for College!
College Goal Montana is dedicated to guiding students and their families through the paperwork required to apply for financial aid. College Goal Montana is for all families who want assistance in completing the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) form. Financial aid officers and other qualified professionals volunteer their time to ensure students receive
assistance in understanding and completing the paperwork necessary to receive financial aid.
When: Tuesday, February 19th from 6:30-8pm or Saturday, February 23th from 9am- NoonPlace: MSU-Billings, SUB 152, 153 & Main Lab
What to bring: People can use different pieces of financial information to complete the FAFSA. Bring tax returns, W-2's, tribal income, other aid-TANF, child support, other benefits, investment information, last year's tax return or even last year's ending pay stub. All information reviewed by the College Goal Montana volunteers will be kept private and confidential and will not be used for any purpose other than helping the students and families apply for financial aid.
Students AND Parents, bring the following:
· FAFSA PIN number - To obtain a PIN, log on to www.pin.ed.gov
· Correct Social Security numbers
· 2012 Federal Tax Returns
· 2011 Federal Tax Returns, if 2012 is incomplete
· W2's, tribal income, other aid information (TANF, child support, other benefits)
· Additional Asset Information (money market funds, stocks, other investments)
Important Upcoming Events
Please call your program office to sign up for the activities you are interested in!
ETS (657-2116) Upward Bound (657-2180)
2/14/13 College Tours Time: 8:30am-12:15pm Place: Cisel Parking Lot
7th-12th Grades - MSU-Billings, Rocky & City College Tours: Come take a look at all of the Billings Campuses. See how they range in size, programs and activities.
2/19/13 TRIO Tuesday Time: 6:30-8pm Place: MSU-B SUB Rms. 152 & 153
Seniors & Parents - FREE Application for Student Aid: Come get your FAFSA done! See the first page for what to bring. This is money to help pay for college. All Seniors should apply. Priority deadline for most schools is March 1st.
Juniors - Math & Science ACT Prep: Come go over the Math and Science sections of the ACT, do sample problems, and get helpful tips on how to study.
2/23/13 College Goal Montana Time: 9am-Noon Place: MSU-B SUB Rms. 152,153, Main Lab
Seniors & Parents - Free Application for Student Aid: One more opportunity to get your FAFSA done.
3/19/13 TRIO Tuesday Time: 6:30-8pm Place: MSU-B SUB Rms. 152 & 153
Seniors & Parents– Work Session: Come get help with scholarships, do your FAFSA or just get help with whatever you are working on.
Juniors-English & Reading ACT Prep: Come go over the English and Reading sections of the ACT. Do sample questions and get helpful tips on how to study.
3/23/13 Saturday College Time: 9am-Noon Place: MSU-B SUB Rm. 134
7th-12th Grades: Health Careers Day: If you are interested in a career in the medical field, come check this one out. You will have the opportunity to learn about several areas from Nursing to Rad Tech.
4/16/13 - TRiO Tuesday Time: 6:30-8pm Place: MSU-B SUB Rms. 152 & 153
Juniors, Seniors, & Parents - University Connections & What is the Difference between High School and College: Come learn about taking early college courses and the process in conjunction with what to expect when entering college. We will have 2 professionals from MSU-Billings talking about these topics.
4/20/13 - Saturday College Time: 9am-Noon Place: MSU-B SUB Beartooth Rm.
7th-12th Grades– International Studies Day: Are you interested in doing an Exchange Program or Study Abroad? This is a must for you to attend. You will learn all about the process, get the opportunity to meet some exchange students that attend MSU-B, and have some great international food. Fun!!
4/27/13 - March of Dimes, March for Babies Service Day Time: 7:30am-Done Place: Volkswagen of Billings - 4040 King Ave West
This is a great volunteer opportunity! Help out with face painting, food, making cotton candy, or taking part in a walk for babies. This would look great on your college resume!
5/14/13 - TRiO Tuesday Time: 6:30-8pm Place: MSU-B SUB Rms. 152 &153
Seniors & Parents—Financial Literacy & Wrap Up: Let’s talk college money, what you have and what you need, interest rates, etc. Make some decisions or choices about what’s the best fit in terms of college for you.
Juniors and Parents - Financial Literacy: This will be a great workshop about spending habits. You will have the opportunity to learn about credit cards, loans, etc. Don’t miss this opportunity.
5/18/13 - Saturday College Time: 9am-Noon Place: MSU-B Alterowitz Lower Gym (Please Walk through the underground tunnel)
7th-12th Grades– ROTC Workshop: Are you interested in the military? This is an excellent way to start college and train with a branch of the military as you go through school. Come learn about all the advantages, get a sample of the PT Training, and participate in some fun air gun shooting. Please wear comfortable clothing and tennis shoes!
1/19/13– Soul Street Dance Time: 7:30 pm Place: Alberta Bair Theatre
“Presenting a new era of dancing, these artistic souls push the boundaries of street dance. This concert will consist of high energy movements that keep the audience on the edge of their seat. A combination of electric mix ranging from hip-hop to classical these talented performers will leave you begging for more”
2/26/13 - Turtle Island Quartet Time: 7:30pm Place: Alberta Bair Theater
“Its name is derived from creation mythology found in Native American Folklore, the Turtle Island Quartet, since its inception in 1985, has been a singular force in the creation of bold, new chamber music for strings.”
Advocating for TUTORING
ETS & UB encourage all students to seek help when struggling in any
subject matter. Please try
to use the school resources available beginning with your classroom
teacher. Many schools offer
after school programs or special tutoring sessions including the ETS and
UB programs. If you
are struggling to find an adequate resource, please ask your TRiO
advisor for guidance.
In many of the high schools, ETS and UB have tutoring services
available. It is so
important to learn how to
communicate with your administrators, teachers, counselors, and
available school personnel for help.
The main goal of ETS & UB is
getting our students to college.
Grades are important in reaching that goal.
We strive to educate our students to advocate for themselves so
that when they get to
college they will be able to do the same. This is such an important skill to obtain and utilize now! Please call the office or email your TRiO advisor if you should have questions regarding tutoring (657-2116 or 657-2180).
College Preview Days
College Preview Days
Attention Seniors: MSU-Billings Preview Days, MSU Fridays, & U of M Days
During Preview Days, you will have the opportunity to tour campus, meet with current students, attend a luncheon with faculty and staff, and learn about all of the programs and services offered at the various campuses.
MSU-B & City College
February 22th & March 15th.
10:30am-3:30pm (Main Campus)
9:00am-3:00pm (City Collegte)
February 1st & March 22nd
Call 1-888-MSU-CATS to register