School Counseling
s. DeGroot - School Counselor

Office hours:
1st hour (8:05 A.M. - 8:53 A.M.)
3rd hour (9:47 A.M. - 10:35 A.M.)
6th hour (1:23 P.M. - 2:11 P.M.)
                      
Contact Information: Call at 217.754.3815
                                 Email at jdegroot@bluffs-school.com


FAFSA Information:

FAFSA® Changes for 2017–18

On Sept. 14, 2015, President Obama announced significant changes to the Free Application for Federal Student Aid(FAFSA®) process that will impact millions of students. Starting with the 2017­–18 application cycle, the following changes will be put in place: 

  • Students will be able to submit a FAFSA® earlier.  Students will be able to file a 2017–18 FAFSA as early as Oct. 1, 2016, rather than beginning on Jan. 1, 2017. The earlier submission date will be a permanent change, enabling students to complete and submit a FAFSA as early as October 1 every year. (There is NO CHANGE to the 2016–17 schedule. The FAFSA became available January 1 as in previous years.)
  • Students will use earlier income information. Beginning with the 2017–18 FAFSA, students will be required to report income information from an earlier tax year. For example, on the 2017–18 FAFSA, students (and parents, as appropriate) will report their 2015 income information, rather than their 2016 income information.  

To go to the FAFSA webpage click the link: https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/

To access the FAFSA presentation click the following link:
FAFSA Presentation


Local Scholarships:

Please click on Local Scholarships link on the left side of this page to download 2016-2017 scholarship applications.


2016-2017 ISAC Representatives:

Kathryn Reynolds 
Illinois Student Assistance Commission Corps 
Black Hawk District
779-861-0305
Kathryn.reynolds@isac.illinois.gov 



or

Gina Widmer

Illinois Student Assistance Commission

Lincoln Land College District

gina.widmer@isac.illinois.gov

708-274-0251