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placeholder Sisters of the Presentation first
came to Berkeley
in 1878

Annual Bishop's Appeal hits record
in 2014

• Sister Shirley
Sexton, SNJM

• Sister Lucian Marie Dusseau, OP

Ordination a
spiritual mission

Details of Pope Francis' US visit

Special section

Tribute to the
Class of 2015

Graduation Awards

to graduates from
Most Rev. Michael C. Barber, SJ
Sister Barbara Bray, SNJM

Bishop O'Dowd
High School

De La Salle
High School

Holy Names
High School

St. Elizabeth
High School

St. Joseph Notre Dame High School

Salesian College Preparatory

HNU celebrates
135th commencement

Moreau Catholic
High School

High School

Why I chose
to go to a Catholic
high school

SJND grad's artwork headed to Congress

Students raise
$87,000 for tuition aid

Private school
students best public
in several subjects

Students take
AP exams at

Don't miss these government dates

Meet Holy Names'
new principal

SJND names
interim principal

placeholder June 8, 2015   •   VOL. 53, NO. 11   •   Oakland, CA
Don't miss these government dates

When it comes to the federal government, getting what you need and meeting your obligations, some dates and times can be particularly important. Here's a look at a few high school seniors and graduates should know.

Selective Service Enrollment

Every man is required by law to register with the Selective Service System within 30 days of his 18th birthday. By registering on time, he stays eligible for federal student loans and grants, many state and municipal jobs, federal job training Workforce Investment Act programs and U.S. citizenship for immigrants. He can even submit his information early, at 17; then, at 18, he will automatically be registered.

Failure to register will delay men from becoming citizens until age 31 and can also result in fines and prison sentences of up to five years.

Many find the easiest and fastest way to register is to register online at www.sss.gov. In addition, Selective Service "mail-back" registration forms are available at any U.S. post office, and some high schools have a staff member or teacher appointed as a Selective Service Registrar.

Pell Grants, student aid

Federal Student Aid provides grants, loans and work-study funds to students attending college or career school. Virtually all men must register with Selective Service to be eligible. To get the money for which you qualify, you have to meet federal and state deadlines and your colleges may also have a deadline. Go to https://fafsa.ed.gov/deadlines.htm. Enter your legal residence and the school year for which you are applying for student aid. Then click View Deadlines.

Generally, the earlier you apply, the better.


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