November 16, 2023:

The Department of Education announced today that the newly overhauled 2024-2025 Free Application for Federal Student Aid, or FAFSA, will be open to students and families by December 31, 2023. This is nearly three months later than usual. Unexpectedly, institutions are just learning that delivery of applicant information from the FAFSA will be delayed also. This is why it is so important for students and families to be prepared to complete the FAFSA when it officially opens. 

One of the changes is the new FAFSA is a delay between creating a FSA ID and the time it takes to process the request. To get ahead of the game, we are planning a Senior FSA ID Day for Wednesday, December 6th. 

Students can stop by my office, and I will help them create their FSA ID. Snacks will be provided.  Students just need to create an FSA ID or show me their already created ID to grab a treat. 

Seniors will need:

  • Full Name
  • Date of Birth
  • Social Security Number
  • A non-school email address
  • Cell Phone (For this instance students may use their cell phones)
  • Memorable Username and Password

Students should not use parent's email addresses as parents will need to use their email to set up their parental FSA ID and emails cannot be duplicated.  Also, if there are any parents who need help setting up their FSA ID, please feel free to reach out.  

Once FSA ID's are created and have been verified, we will be scheduling a FAFSA Frenzy in January where we will offer assistance in completing the FAFSA. 

I have attached a Creating and Using the FSA ID worksheet.  

As always, if you have any questions or need assistance, please do not hesitate to contact me. 

Mrs. Grote 


Candi Ferguson Arrigo from Lincoln County Area Retired School Personnel presented Mrs. Amy Grote with a check for $200. Mrs. Grote completed the LCARSP grant application and was chosen as one of this year's recipients. Mrs. Grote is the rootEd College and Career Advisor and plans to use the $200 to help fund this year's Decision Day. This is the day Silex senior class members formally announce their official plans for after graduation. Congratulations Mrs. Grote! #rootEdMissouri