Please click HERE for an informative 2016-2017 FAFSA Demo Video

Here are other FAFSA Tools to help families apply for financial aid:

FAFSA Checklist – lists items needed to complete the FAFSA

FSA ID Video – 90-second video that shows how to get an FSA ID

FSA ID Handout – explains how to get an FSA ID

If you, or someone you know, is in need of counseling or assistance please call Mr. Ed Schaaf (Guidance Counselor) at 308-870-4958, Mr. Rusty Kluender (JH/HS Principal) at 308-383-1208, Mrs. Angie Miller (Guidance Counselor) at 308-880-1366, or Mr. Jeff Ellis (Asst. JH/HS Principal) at 308-340-1242.


National Suicide Hotline
800-SUICIDE (784-2433)
800-442-HOPE (4673)
Twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week.

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
800-273-TALK (8255)
Twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week.


7:00AM-to 5:00PM CST, Monday through Friday

 Personal/ Social Links – Bullying, Parental Resources, Family, Depression, Suicide, Drug Related, Eating Disorders, Cutting

Nebraska Family Helpline – One phone call now connects Nebraska families to the help they need when dealing with their children’s behavioral problems and mental health issues. At the Nebraska Family Helpline, operators will assess immediate safety needs, identify the potential level of a behavioral health crisis and/or make recommendations or referrals.

 Give them a call at 1-800-866-8660 or talk with your school counselor for more information about the Nebraska Family Helpline.

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Broken Bow Public Schools offers these tests annually


Measuring Academic Progress is an educational assessment test.

  • Grades:  2-11
  • Dates:  Fall and Winter
  • MAP website


Nebraska State Assessment is a statewide assessment and accountability test.

  • Grades:  3-8 & 11
  • Date:  Spring
  • NeSA website


Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery is a career exploration program.

  • Grade:  11
  • Date:  Fall
  • ASVAB website


The ACT is used for College Admission and Scholarship Aid.
Community Colleges often use the ACT scores for placement.

  • Grades:  11 and 12
  • Test site:  Broken Bow High School
  • Dates:  October, December, and April
  • ACT website


The SAT is used for College Admission and Scholarship Aid. Nearly every college in America accepts the SAT or Subject Tests as a part of its admissions process. BROKEN BOW PUBLIC SCHOOLS DOES NOT OFFER THE SAT.
If you would like to take the SAT, it is your responsibility to find a testing location.

  • Grades: 11 and 12
  • Test site:  Various Places, Kearney, Grand Island, Holdrege
  • Dates: Various dates throughout the year
  • SAT website

Broken Bow High School Post Graduation Planning Guide

  • Career Information – several links that may prove beneficial in accessing career information
  • College Planning Timelines – A to do list to follow in getting ready for college.

o   9th & 10th grade Planning Timeline

o   11th grade Planning Timeline

o   12th grade Planning Timeline

College Info

EducationQuest – Headquartered in Lincoln, EducationQuest Foundation is a nonprofit organization with a mission to improve access to higher education in Nebraska – and proud sponsor of the KnowHow2GONebraska campaign. They fulfill their mission through free college planning services, outreach services, need-based scholarship programs, and college access grants.

CollegeBound Nebraska – Nebraska students will be GUARANTEED gift aid from the University of Nebraska System (UNL,UNK,UNO) equal to, or greater than, the cost of tuition provided they:

  1. Complete the FAFSA by April 1 and
  2. Are found to be eligible for a Federal Pell grant.

Nebraska State College System (NSCS) Advantage – The NSCS Advantage guarantees that first-time freshmen students who receive federal Pell Grants will pay no tuition at ChadronPeru or Wayne State College.

College Confidential – Welcome to the leading college-bound community on the Web!  Here you’ll find hundreds of pages of articles about choosing a college, getting into the college you want, how to pay for it, and much more. You’ll also find the Web’s busiest discussion community related to college admissions, and our CampusVibe section!

KnowHow2Go Website

KnowHow2Go: The 4 Steps to College

o   College Athletics

       NCAA Eligibility Center – The NCAA Eligibility Center will certify the academic and amateur credentials of all college-bound student-athletes who wish to compete in NCAA Division I or II athletics.

NAIA Guide for the College Bound Student-Athlete