Upcoming College Visits

The following college representatives will be visiting AHS in the cafeteria during both A and B lunch. If you are interested in attending any of these colleges, please stop by and speak with these representatives.

  • United States Marines, November 7, 2018
  • Hawkeye Community College, Monday, November 12, 2018
  • Scott Community College, Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Free Online Seminar: How to Pay for College

Need help understanding financial aid?

A college education is a worthwhile investment in the future. Unfortunately, it can also be a costly one. In today’s world, financial aid is often necessary to pay for postsecondary education, but the process can be confusing and overwhelming.

To help you understand the financial aid process join ICAN Advisor Jessica Schultz from any device and stream ICAN’s How to Pay for College: Understanding the Financial Aid Process seminar from your home or office on Monday, November 12 at Noon.

This is the ideal opportunity to get answers to your questions about financial aid.

ICAN Financial Aid Presentation
Register Today: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/5181709524536036620

Topics include:

  • Financial Aid Process
  • FAFSA Application Review
  • Understanding the Results of the Application
  • Understanding Costs – College Comparisons
  • Financial Aid Options
  • Scholarships Process
  • Where to Go for Help

To learn more about ICAN, visit www.ICANsucceed.org.

Note: The FAFSA  is a free form that may be completed without professional assistance via paper or electronic forms provided by the U.S. Department of Education at www.fafsa.ed.gov. ICAN’s free services help reduce confusion and can ensure accuracy.

FAFSA Ready Iowa

Seniors, do you need help filing your FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid)

During FAFSA Ready Iowa, volunteers will help families complete the FAFSA, the form required for many types of financial aid.


Saturday, November 3

  • Davenport – St. Ambrose University – 10 am – Noon

Visit www.icansucceed.org/whattobring to download a list of items required to complete the FAFSA.

More Information
Contact the ICAN at (877) 272-4692 or e-mail FAFSA@ICANsucceed.org.

Fire/EMS Career Exploring Program

The Coal Valley Fire Department is looking for motivated students ages 15-20 who have a passion for helping others and who are interested in learning more about the exciting world of fire-fighting and emergency rescue!

Join us at the Coal Valley Fire Protection building on 18th Ave. in Coal Valley on Wednesday, October 3rd anytime between 5:00 PM and 7:00 PM to learn about our Fire/Rescue Exploring program.

Do you want to get your hands dirty? Do you want to make a positive impact on the lives of members in your community? This is the program for you.

Don’t live in Coal Valley? No problem. This is the perfect opportunity for students at Moline, UT, Rock Island, and other local schools. Family and friends are welcome. If you are under the age of 18, please bring a parent to this informational meeting.  Questions? Email Kenneth.Brooks@Scouting.org  or Call/Text (563) 349-8051

Quad City College Fair

Explore The Possibilities

Visit With Over 60 Colleges and Universities

Monday, October 8

5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

St. Ambrose University – Rogalski Center

For a current list of participating colleges and universities, please visit: http://www.sau.edu/admissions/visit-sau/quad-cities-college-fair

Pre-Register for the College Fair at www.GoToCollegeFairs.com

You will be able to easily provide your contact information to colleges of your choice during the fair using a simple QR code on your phone.

For details about this event please contact Ms. Kelly Bush in Student Services.

Senior Parents – FASFA Information

Hello senior parents,

If your student is going to college next year, an important step in the process begins October 1. The first step of the financial aid process is to file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The FAFSA determines a student’s eligibility for Federal Pell Grants, and guarantees every student an opportunity for federal student loans. It is recommended that every student file the FAFSA form.

The FAFSA form becomes available on October 1st — which means you can file the FAFSA next week! Every college or university has its own deadline for the FAFSA — some as early as December 1st — so check out www.ICANsucceed.org/priority to find the priority dates for the schools your student is applying to.

This year senior families should use 2017 taxes to file the FAFSA for the 2018-19 school year. The FAFSA is solely based off of 2017 taxes, so you won’t have to update the FAFSA with 2018 taxes. Visit  www.fafsa.gov to file the form.

The extended timeline is beneficial to families because it will allow students to receive their financial aid award letters earlier in the spring semester. This will give students more time to make a final decision about where they want to go to school. Students may receive financial aid award letters as early as January or February, and they still have until May 1st to make their final decisions.

If you have questions about paying for college, or would like free help filing your FAFSA, the Iowa College Access Network offers free resources for college planning and financial aid. You can visit their website, www.ICANsucceed.org/ to schedule an appointment, or call their toll free number, 877-272-4692 to talk to an advisor.

You can also visit a FAFSA Ready Iowa event which offers free assistance without an appointment. Visit www.icansucceed.org/fafsareadyiaevents to find a location near you.

Stay on top of the process, and file your FAFSA as soon as possible!