NEW STUDENT DIRECTIONS AND CHECKLIST FOR 2017-2018 SCHOOL YEAR
Please complete all items in STEPS 1-3 prior to Meeting with Student Services Staff.
STEP 1 –Complete the online application at the following link: https://lively.focusschoolsoftware.com/focus/apply
STEP 2 – COMPLETE FINANCIAL AID (If you are self-pay – skip to step 3)
IF YOU ARE APPLYING FOR THE FEDERAL PELL GRANT - COMPLETE FAFSA FOR 2017-2018 PELL GRANT AND REQUEST YOUR 2015 OFFICIAL TAX TRANSCRIPT
Fill out the 2017-2018 FAFSA application online. Use school code 013997. This report takes 3-5 business days to be available by our staff. Request 2015 tax transcript from IRS, either online, by phone, or 4506-T form (if Dependent- parent also needs to request their tax transcript. If you did not file taxes, you need to fill out a Form 4506-T and submit to IRS. Tax Transcripts will take about 10 days to receive in the mail. If you have not turned in your High School Diploma or GED transcript you need to request to have one sent to Lively Technical Center.
If you are applying for any other type of financial aid, please check in with Student Services about what documentation you may need to provide prior to scheduling classes.
STEP 3 – BASIC SKILLS TESTING (IF REQUIRED)
Please check with Student Services to see if you are exempt from testing. Documentation must be provided for the exemption. (Only required for programs over 450 clock hours, $25.00 fee required.)
STEP 4 - MEET WITH STUDENT SERVICES ADVISOR
____Review updated information in FOCUS
____Check for all needed financial aid documents (ISIR, verification letter, etc.)
STEP 5 – MEET WITH FINANCIAL AID – Meet with Financial Aid and bring proof of any additional grants, scholarships, or waivers. Bring 2015 official IRS tax transcripts and verification documents for Pell if required.
STEP 6 – TURN IN ALL PAPERWORK AT REGISTRATION – PAY ANY APPLICABLE FEES
____ Photo ID and Vehicle ID will be available at a later date.