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Marian views college preparation as a four-year journey, beginning with career exploration and culminating in the college search process. The Student Services Department works closely with students, parents and faculty in preparing young women for college and beyond. Marian’s College/Career Exploration Program:

  • Assists with searching for and applying to colleges
  • Administers and interprets interest inventories and career search programs
  • Organizes career information
  • Coordinates Senior Job Shadowing Program
  • Facilitates parent meetings
  • Informational Parent Evenings
  • Junior Parent College Night
  • Senior Parent College Night
  • Guest speaker programs for the community
  • Coordinates college fairs and admission counselor visits
  • Operates a student-focused College Center
  • Posts scholarship and open house opportunities
  • Offers a variety of resources for college planning on Marian’s website
  • Posts information on educational forums, travel abroad programs and other leadership events

Scholarship information is available through Canvas. You can access important scholarship information, college rep visit days and testing information in SCOIR.

Ben Ascher

Ben Ascher

College Counselor

Students learn note-taking and study skills through Student Services programming.

A word of caution concerning scholarship search programs that request money: Many of these scholarship searches are available at no cost. If you have questions, please call the Student Services Department at 402.571.2618.

Applying for Financial Aid

Beginning Dec. 1, you can apply for federal, state and college-based financial aid by completing the Free Application for Federal
Student Aid ( ). Completing and submitting the FAFSA is free and easy, and it gives you access to the largest source of
financial aid to pay for college.

Here’s how you can prepare:

  • Create a Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) ID for you and one for a parent. You and a parent will each need a FSA ID to access and sign the FAFSA
  • Be aware of your college’s FASFA priority date. Complete your FAFSA before that date as some financial aid is awarded first come, first served. Contact your college’s financial aid office to learn their priority date
  • See FAFSA Tools at for free tools that will help you prepare. You will find helpful demos, videos and tutorials to assist in the process. For free personal help, call the Education Quest location nearest you to make an appointment:
    • Omaha – 888.357.6300, Lincoln – 800.303.3745.

More information and links are available on Canvas.