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Paying for College

Financial Aid Overview

Financial Aid Night Information

Creating an FSA ID

The Federal Student Aid (FSA) ID is how you login to electronically file your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The links and video below will help you create this very important ID.

The FSA ID: Your First Step to Getting Financial Aid for College
Creating an FSA ID

The Wallin Scholarship

Check out the Wallin Scholarship for Austin students - you can get up to $16,000 for your college education!

​Wallin Scholarship Video
Wallin Scholarship Information Sheet (Spanish, Hmong, Somali)

Scholarship Links

Form Your Future
bigfuture
Scholarship America
Fastweb
Student Scholarship Search
GoCollege
My College Scholarship

If you have questions or need assistance with any scholarships, please contact Ms. Mayers in the AHS College & Career Center at (507)460-1800 ext. 0151 or amy.mayers@austin.k12.mn.us.

Additional scholarship and general financial aid assistance can be found at the A.H.S. College & Career Center. The College & Career Center is open Monday through Friday, 7:35 a.m. to 3:35 p.m and is located in room 151.

As a continuing reminder, most financial aid programs require the completion of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), including The Hormel Foundation Austin Assurance Scholarship (THFAAS). Although Austin High School will not be hosting any additional financial aid help nights, Riverland Community College will be holding several more help sessions on the Riverland campus. Please see the flyer below for the details. If you have not yet completed the FAFSA, this is a great opportunity to get assistance from the financial aid experts from Riverland Community College. All students and parents are welcome to attend.

Counseling Staff

Kris Murley
Counseling Admin Assistant
kris.murley@austin.k12.mn.us
507-460-1812
Fax: 507-355-2416

Sarah Schmit
9th - 12th Grade Counselor
Last Names A-E
sarah.schmit@austin.k12.mn.us
507-460-1817

Lynn Keenan
9th - 12th Grade Counselor
Last Names F-Laz
lynn.keenan@austin.k12.mn.us
507-460-1813

Julie Hale
9th - 12th Grade Counselor
Last Names Le-Reh
julie.hale@austin.k12.mn.us
507-460-1816

Bryce Hoffa
9th - 12th Grade Counselor
Last Names Rei-Z
bryce.hoffa@austin.k12.mn.us
507-460-1814

Robin Garcia
Success Coach
Spanish Interpreter
robin.garcia@austin.k12.mn.us
507-460-1815

Othogi Obang
Success Coach
Anuak Interpreter
othogi.obang@austin.k12.mn.us
507-460-1215

Mee Reh
Success Coach
Karenni and Burmese Interpreter
mee.reh@austin.k12.mn.us
507-460-1514

Amy Mayers
College and Career Center
amy.mayers@austin.k12.mn.us
507-460-1812