Greeley-Evans Alternative Program Counseling
Your counselor at GAP is Sara Dillon. Her job is to work with you on setting goals and getting focused so you can be successful here at GAP and in whatever you decide to do in the future. If college is your goal, Sara will help walk you through the steps to help you get there. If getting a job is your goal, she can help you find and apply for jobs. Whatever your goals are, Sara will help you understand exactly what you need to do to achieve those goals.
Sara will assist you in other areas, such as:
- Choosing a career
- Applying for college
- Paying for college through financial aid (fafsa)
- Linking to community resources such as housing and food and medical care
- Internship or Apprenticeship Opportunities
- Anger or Stress
- Anxiety and Depression
- Suicidal Thoughts
- Trauma or Abuse
- LGBT Concerns
Need money for college? Yes of course, right? So the first thing you need to do is complete your FAFSA, the Free Application for Federal Student AID! Your counselor is experienced at completing FAFSAS and has helped many students be able to afford to go to college with the financial aid FAFSA will provide. By completing FAFSA, most students will receive pell grants which YOU DO NOT PAY BACK, along with affordable, low-interest student loans. What this all means is that you CAN afford to go to college even if you have no money in the bank. Applying for financial aid is easy at www.fafsa.ed.gov.
Juan Valdez from the Educational Opportunity Center is another valuable resource for completing FAFSA and applying to college – 970-352-3235.
With the low cost of college and a job market that pays you for your college certificate or degree, you can’t afford NOT to continue your education after high school! You CAN achieve your goals - see your counselor today!!!