The process for filing financial aid applications is changing during the fall of 2016. All students who plan to enroll in a college/university in the fall of 2017 may complete a Federal Application for Student Aid (FAFSA) during the fall of 2016. The 2017-2018 FAFSA application will be available on/after October 1. Colleges and universities will begin processing the FAFSA by mid-November and will advise students if additional information or documentation is needed.
Information from the 2015 income tax forms (called tax transcript) will be used to complete the FAFSA through a link called Data Retrieval Tool (DRT) that accesses 2015 tax information already on file with the Internal Revenue Service.
Early submissions of FAFSAs will allow colleges/universities to determine financial aid eligibility earlier than usual. Students and parents will be informed earlier about financial aid eligibility.
All students and at least one parent need to register for an FSA ID. These IDs allow the student to file the FAFSA electronically. If the parent has already completed a FAFSA for previous family members and has an FSA ID, that ID will still be current for the additional family member.
Please contact the college you plan to attend or Mrs. Luton for more information.
(Attention to notes and footnotes)
|Minimum Number of Doses Required by Grade Level||NOTES|
|K - 6th||7th||8th - 12th|
|5 doses or 4 doses||3 dose primary series and 1 Tdap/Td booster within last 5 years||3 dose primary series and 1 Tdap/Td booster within last 10 years||
For K — 6th grade: 5 doses of diphtheria-tetanus-pertussis vaccine; 1 dose must have been received on or after the 4th birthday. However, 4 doses meet the requirement if the 4th dose was received on or after the 4th birthday. For students aged 7 years and older, 3 doses meet the requirement if 1 dose was received on or after the 4th birthday.
For 7th grade: 1 dose of Tdap is required if at least 5 years have passed since the last dose of tetanus-containing vaccine.
For 8th — 12th grade: 1 dose of Tdap is required when 10 years have passed since the last dose of tetanus-containing vaccine. Td is acceptable in place of Tdap if a medical contraindication to pertussis exists.
|Polio 1||4 doses or 3 doses||For K — 12th grade: 4 doses of polio; 1 dose must be received on or after the 4th birthday. However, 3 doses meet the requirement if the 3rd dose was received on or after the 4th birthday.|
|Measles, Mumps, and Rubella (MMR) 1, 2||2 doses||
For K — 12 grade: 2 doses are required, with the 1st dose received on or after the 1st birthday. Students vaccinated prior to 2009 with 2 doses of measles and one dose each of rubella and mumps satisfy this requirement.
|Hepatitis B 2||3 doses||For students aged 11 — 15 years, 2 doses meet the requirement if adult hepatitis B vaccine (Recombivax®) was received. Dosage (10 mcg / 1.0 mL) and type of vaccine (Recombivax®) must be clearly documented. If Recombivax® was not the vaccine received, a 3-dose series is required.|
|Varicella 1, 2, 3||2 doses||
The 1st dose of varicella must be received on or after the 1st birthday.
For K — 12th grade: 2 doses are required.
|Meningococcal (MCV4)1||Not Required||1 dose||For 7th — 12th grade, 1 dose of quadrivalent meningococcal conjugate vaccine is required on or after the student’s 11th birthday.|
|Hepatitis A 1, 2||2 doses||Not Required||
The 1st dose of hepatitis A must be received on or after the 1st birthday.
For K — 7th grade: 2 doses are required.
Special note: a child will not be considered delinquent in this series until 18 months have elapsed since receiving the 1st dose.