Resources for South Dakota School Counselors and Financial Aid Professionals
Welcome to Mapping Your Future. We provide information and tools to help you provide effective service to your students and families, especially as they explore higher education as a means to a better future.
Mapping Your Future offers:
FAFSA Update flyers: Mapping Your Future offers monthly updates on FAFSA completion in South Dakota. Research has shown that FAFSA completion is often an indicator of postsecondary pursuit among high school seniors, and these flyers provide up-to-date information about FAFSA completion trends in South Dakota.
College Access News: Subscribe to the South Dakota College Access News to keep informed about college access services in your state!
Customer service: You or your students can get the answers to your college planning and financial aid questions free by contacting Mapping Your Future via email or phone. Our email is firstname.lastname@example.org and our toll-free number is 1-800-374-4072.
Financial Aid Night event assistance: Mapping Your Future offers live, online experts that can attend your events via video conferencing technology. Contact us via email or call 1-800-374-4072 to schedule your event.
Guide to Life after High School: Sign up to educate your students about career and college preparation, financial aid, and money management.
Podcasts:The podcasts cover topics ranging from completing the FAFSA application to accessing the Student Aid Report and can be easily shared with your students and parents.
Publications: Visit the Resource Center to order and download posters, brochures, bookmarks, and other resources to help you and your students.
Despite dealing with educational challenges brought on by the pandemic, high school seniors from across the country, including three South Dakota students, accomplished enough to be named U.S. Presidential Scholars.
Students completing the FAFSA for the next couple of years will see questions about Selective Service and drug convictions, but no matter how students answer the questions, it will not impact their financial aid.
In what could be the beginning of a regulatory overhaul of several programs impacting students and borrowers, the Department of Education’s Office of Postsecondary Education recently announced it will hold virtual public hearings to receive feedback on potential issues for future rulemaking sessions.
Mapping Your Future created a handout to help students explore the SouthDakota.MappingYourFuture.org website in conjunction with the Council on College Admission in South Dakota (CCASD) Virtual College Fair to be held March 22-April 1.
Abt Associates and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) want to hear from parents and relatives who have taken out loans to pay for a family member’s college education or are thinking about doing so.
The SouthDakota.MappingYourFuture.org website is designed to provide college planning information for South Dakota students and parents, as well as resources and information for South Dakota high school counselors and educators.
Mapping Your Future, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) charitable nonprofit organization, helping students plan better tomorrows. Our mission is to enable individuals to achieve life-long success by empowering schools, students, and families with college, financial aid, career, and financial literacy information and services.