Schedule a College planning event for juniors

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College planning events are a great way to encourage juniors to prepare for their senior year and to be ready to complete the FAFSA in the fall.

Mapping Your Future hosted financial aid night events this fall for South Dakota high schools, providing live remote financial aid night sessions and presentations on college planning and on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

If you didn't host an event or would like to host another event in the spring, call us or e-mail us to schedule one. Perhaps there is a class at your school that would benefit from a presentation during the day, or a night event could be scheduled and students and parents could join from a central location at the school or from the comfort of home with an Internet connection.

During a live remote event, a Mapping Your Future staff member is on camera with a presentation on the screen. This event works like many of the technologies today that allow face-to-face communication. You will be able to see and hear Mapping Your Future, and we should be able to hear those attending the event. We could even see the audience at your event if you have a camera on your computer and it is turned on.

Here are the steps to set up an event:

  1. Determine a possible date or dates for the event.
  2. Contact Mapping Your Future to discuss your plans, requested content, and to gather more information about virtual events.
  3. Promote the event to parents and students.
  4. Test the technology. We will set up a quick practice within a few days of the event to make sure there are no technology issues with hosting a virtual event at your school.
  5. Have a moderator available. In most events, the counselor or teacher will serve as the moderator. This will assist in making sure we hear the questions and the event runs smoothly.
  6. Complete the survey. We want to learn how we can improve the effectiveness of these events. Your feedback and feedback from students and parents will help us do this.

To schedule your event or for more information, contact the Mapping Your Future staff at 1-800-374-4072 or feedback@mappingyourfuture.org.

 Events for Counselors

Alpha Omega Academy Financial Aid Event

Wednesday, January 9 at 1:00 PM CST
Online Meeting
Host: Beth Ziehmer

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