12th Grade: Senior Year
The senior year is when everything comes together, and students see the rewards of their hard work and planning.
- Continue to monitor academic progress.
- Continue to explore college options and set up a calendar for the year. Use a calendar to record test dates, application deadlines, college visitation days, etc.
- Have your son sign up for the ACT (September, October or December) or SAT (September, October, November) if necessary.
- Oversee completion of college applications.
- Complete financial aid and scholarship application forms (https://fafsa.ed.gov).
- Seniors should notify their counselor(s) of where they have been accepted to by late April.
Bishop Mora Salesian High CEEB Code Number: 051554
Los Angeles County Code: 06037
There are many different types of financial aid.
- Scholarships and Grants: money that does not have to be repaid. (Note: Some are given as a "one-time"gift while others are renewable if students meet certain criteria.)
- Loans: money that can be borrowed by students and/or parents.(Note: Some loans are subsidized by federal or state programs, which can reduce the interest rate and/or defer payments for a length of time. Compare the total costs of each loan.)
- Work-Study: schools may offer work on campus as a type of financial aid.(Note: not all work-study is created equal. A job in the food service may pay the same as assisting in a laboratory, but students should consider ways work on campus could provide career-related experiences.
- Other: students have other opportunities to supplement their educational finances. Participation in the military, ROTC, AmeriCorps, and other programs can provide funds or forgiveness of educational loans.