Parent Mailbox

Check here for announcements and reminders about upcoming deadlines.  

2014-2015 Tuition and Fees
2014-2015 Scholarships
Computer Help
Services for Tigers
Thriving Tigers Program
New Student Success Checklist
Affordable Care Act
Residence Hall Addresses

Student Health 101
Fall 2014 Academic Calendar

2014-2015 Scholarships

The 2014-15 FHSU Scholarship application is available at http://www.fhsu.edu/finaid/Scholarships. The priority deadline for applying for FHSU scholarships for 2014-15 is November 15, 2013. The final deadline is February 15, 2014. The online scholarship application will automatically match and recommend scholarships for which you are eligible, as well as allow you to search for and select scholarships for which you wish to apply.

Additional scholarship opportunities will be posted throughout the scholarship application cycle (September 5, 2013 -February 15, 2014). Be sure to log back into your scholarship account periodically to view additional opportunities that may be available.

If you have questions please stop by the Scholarship Services Office in Picken Hall 222, email sscholar@fhsu.edu or call 628-4419.
  

Need Information or Help with Computers?

Does your Tiger need a new lap top? For computer-related information contact FHSU's Learning Commons. Learn more here.
  

Services for Tigers

Check out the services provided by University police - including escorts, vehicle jump starts, and vehicle unlocks:    http://www.fhsu.edu/university-police/services-provided/

Another great service is our Safe Ride Program:    http://www.fhsu.edu/kellycenter/dawn/Safe-Ride/

If your Tiger is feeling a bit overwhelmed - please refer them to the Kelly Center Academic Success Programs. Read more here:   http://www.fhsu.edu/kellycenter/asp/

 

Thriving Tigers Program

Thriving Tigers, a new program which merges three comprehensive programs: TigerLink and Tiger IQ has been launched to increase student engagement and to drive students to programs, services, and resources. Tiger IQ acquires data through student profiles to indicate which students may be heading for trouble.

Thriving Tigers Poster

As part of Thriving Tigers, and specifically Early IQ, - we have created a referral link for parents.

http://success-fhsu.org/refer_a_friend

Learn more about Student Services at Successfully Completing the Semester as well as at the Thriving Tigers Web Site.

 

New Student Success Checklist

When your child was in high school, you were able to help remember deadlines, review homework and even assist with studying if needed. Now your student will be in charge of managing time, assignments, academics, and much more. Fort Hays State University has many resources to assist. NEW this fall is the "Individualized Plan of ACCESS and Success." ACCESS stands for Advising, Connections, Circle of Support, Education, and Sense of Self. All students will receive the attached plan at Orientation to help familiarize them with services that will help them succeed! Please take a moment to view the plan, and visit with your child about his or her goals for the semester.

Success Checklist

Affordable Care Act

Parents, the Student Health Center at Fort Hays State University is preparing for the implementation of Affordable Care Act

As many provisions of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act come into effect on January 1, 2014, Fort Hays State University is preparing for potential changes to health coverage. In 2014 and beyond, students will be provided with three primary ways to obtain their health insurance: through family, the University or the new exchanges that the law calls on states to establish. To ensure compliance with the new Affordable Care Act, Fort Hays State University is encouraging all students who do not have health coverage to obtain health insurance or they will face federal penalties.

Fort Hays State University offers a health insurance policy for eligible students. This plan, selected for the Kansas regents schools by the State of Kansas, is offered through Student Resources and is underwritten by UnitedHealthCare Student Resources. For information about the policy, please visit www.uhcsr.com

Affordable Care Act/ Health Insurance Marketplace 101

Health Insurance Marketplace allows you choose an insurance health plan that is right for you. It gives you different types of health plans to meet a variety of needs and budget. Young Invincibles has created a   digital media toolkit , and invites you to help spread the word about the new Health Insurance Marketplaces  that will open on October 1. As a result of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), college students -- like other Americans -- will have access to a new way to explore health care coverage options, compare costs and benefits, find out if they are eligible for Medicaid or new tax credits, and purchase affordable coverage through these marketplaces. The digital toolkit includes sample Facebook updates, Twitter messages, and infographics to help spread the word.

Easy access to health care on campus

On campus: the student health center is able to see students for preventive services, primary health care, prescription drugs, and a host of other services.  We have a physician along with two nurse practitioners, clinicians and other professionals who have a wealth of experience in student health care. 

Student Health 101

Student Health 101 is a monthly health and wellness magazine. Each issue contains valuable information that will help your student make better decisions and can help you gain a better understanding of the health and wellness challenges that face today's students. Each month you'll receive an e-mail with the latest issue of the family-only Parent Perspective.

You can read the current issue of the Parent Perspective online at http://readsh101.com/fhsu-pp.html

Fall 2014 Academic Calendar

September 1 - Labor Day Holiday - University Closed

September 2 - Classes resume.
Final Day for graduate students to declare an Intent to Graduate--notify Graduate School.

September 15 - Final day for 50 percent refund for full semester or arranged courses.
Fees for courses withdrawn do not apply to courses added after this date.
20th day of classes
Final date to withdraw from a course without transcript record.

September 16 - Transcript record begins.
Courses are permitted to be withdrawn from September 16 through October 26.  A grade of "W" will be recorded.

September 29 - Final day for graduate students to sign up for comprehensive examinations.

October 10 - Midsemester