MPHS Counseling Office
Oregon GEAR UP
Myrtle Point Jr./Sr. High School is fortunate to be a GEAR UP Affliate school. The goal of Oregon Gear Up "is to increase the number of low-income students who are prepared to enter and succeed in post-secondary programs." We have partnered with Gear Up to help us create a "College Going Environment" for our students.
Check out the Oregon Gear Up website for valuable information about college readiness! http://gearup.ous.edu/
Seniors planning to apply for scholarships and to colleges need to apply for their Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). This application determines if you are eligible for grants, work study, student loans, or parent loans. Many private scholarships now require that you complete your FAFSA in order to apply. This application requires tax information for both the student and parents. All students and parents that plan to apply must go online and file for a FAFSA ID prior to being allowed to file the FAFSA. The FAFSA application opens October 1st. It is important that it gets filed by November. Filing the FAFSA early will ensure that students get their student aid money in time for fall term courses. It also lets them know how much money they will receive for aid and scholarships so that they can make a decision about which school to attend. We will be doing activities September 25th-28th in advisory to assist students with getting FAFSA IDs and prepared for filing. They will need their social security numbers to do this. We will also be holding a workshop to help parents and students fill out the FAFSA on October 1st at 6:00 p.m. in the counseling office. Pizza will be provided! Please bring the completed FAFSA worksheet that students work on during advisory and/or your 2017 tax return.Jessica NickersonCounselorPhone 541-572-1275Fax 541-559-0041