Jr High and High School- Fall Sports Pictures will be taken Thursday, September 16th. Remember your uniforms for picture day!Jr. High - Cross Country, Softball and...
Picture day, for all wings, will be Thursday, Sept. 16th. There will not be order forms prior to picture day. You will receive your student's proofs and an online code to...
Gallatin County CUSD7 Bus Questionnaire. This questionnaire will help us determine the bus route of your student(s). It must be submitted by Wednesday, August 11, 2021 at...
Picture day, for all wings, will be Thursday, Sept. 16th. There will not be order forms prior to picture day. You will receive your student's proofs and an online code to purchase pictures. If you have any questions regarding ordering contact Iconik Studio at 618-842-9542.view image
Seniors and Parents of Seniors - On October 1st the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) will open. Here are a few points that are important to remember regarding the FAFSA and the financial aid process.
1. IT IS A GRADUATION REQUIREMENT IN THE STATE OF ILLINOIS. – The state requires that all 12th grade students complete a FAFSA in order to meet a requirement for graduation
2. Most colleges and universities require a FAFSA to be filed as a condition of acceptance to the school and can have impact upon on scholarships that the school may provide.
3. The process for filing is much simpler, than most people fear.
4. What if you don’t plan on going to college? Filing a FAFSA does not mean you have to go to college, so it will not hurt to file. However, if you do not file a FAFSA, there is a FAFSA Non-Participation form that must be filled out and placed on file at the school in order for you to meet your graduation requirements.
In order to file your FAFSA, you and your Parent/Guardians will both first need and FAFSA ID- to obtain your ID go to:
Once you have your ID, you can go to the FAFSA – which is located at:
The completion of the FAFSA is what is used to determine how much financial aid you will be eligible to receive next year in college. The FAFSA must be completed each year you are in college. (A tip) Some of the financial aid benefits are also based on timing; meaning the sooner you complete your FAFSA, you could be eligible for more benefits as some grant money is assigned to those that get their forms in the quickest.
I have included a short (25min) video from our local Illinois Student Assistance Commission representative regarding the financial aid process- it is worth the look for you and your parents, as it answers many questions.