LaKeia Williams
Guidance Counselor


Louisiana High School Planning Guidebook

FAFSA Application Deadlines (2024-25)

Completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®) form allows you to be considered for federal student aid. In addition, states and colleges use FAFSA information to award their own grants, scholarships, and loans. But, since some aid is limited, you have to meet the deadlines!

Federal Deadlines

To be considered for federal student aid for the 2024-2025 award year, you must submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®) form  by 11:59 p.m. Central time (CT) on June 30, 2025. Any corrections or updates must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. CT on Sept. 14, 2025.

State Deadlines

Louisiana requires you to submit your FAFSA by July 1, 2025. It is recommended that you submit your application by Feb. 1, 2024. For all other aid, it is recommended to check with the financial aid office at the college or career school you plan to attend. Additional forms may be required.

Click here to complete the FAFSA Form

Counselors' Corner

The counselors in Lincoln Preparatory School believe:
  • All students have dignity and worth
  • All students have the right to participate in the school counseling program
  • All students’ ethnic, cultural, racial, sexual differences and special needs are considered in planning and implementing the school counseling program
  • All students K-12 shall have access to a full-time, state certified, master’s-degree-level school counselor to deliver the counseling program.
Lincoln Preparatory School comprehensive school counseling program should:
  • Be based on specified goals and developmental student competencies for all students K-12
  • Be planned and coordinated by school counseling teams in coordination with other school, parent or guardian and community representatives
  • Utilize the many combined resources of the community to deliver programs
  • Use data to drive program development and evaluation
  • Be evaluated by a counseling supervisor on specified goals and agreed-upon student competencies
  • Actively involve counseling team members to monitor students’ results
All counselors in Lincoln Preparatory School:
  • Abide by the professional school counseling ethics as advocated by the American School Counselor Association
  • Participate in professional development activities essential to maintain a quality school counseling program

School Social Worker

School social workers aim to help students grow socially and academically. Depending on the student, they may do this by helping students resolve issues like bullying, school absences, and other conflicts. They may also help students cope with disabilities, behavior management, and mental health issues. Other duties for a school social worker may include:

  • Counseling students
  • Creating individualized plans to help students improve
  • Managing case records
  • Reporting any child abuse or neglect
  • Educating parents on available resources to help their child
  • Providing some teacher training (i.e., in behavior management)
  • Attending educational planning meetings
  • Advocating for students, families, and resources