Some updates from our friends at the Mass. Educational Funding Authority (MEFA). The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for 2024-25 will be delayed until December 2023 due to the implementation of the FAFSA Simplification Act, adopted to make the application simpler for the millions of students who submit it each year. Educators and school counselors are encouraged to learn more about FAFSA Simplification and how to assist families who are applying for financial aid here. Students and families should take this fall to ensure they are ready to apply for financial aid once the FAFSA is available by learning about the financial aid application process, finding out which family members need to contribute information on the new FAFSA, and creating FSA IDs (usernames and passwords) for those contributors. MEFA’s resources for students and families, including webinars, recorded videos, blog posts, and one-on-one assistance, are available here at this link.
As summer approaches, many people may be seeking outside photographs. I am enclosing a copy of the dress-code from the handbook: