Former State Superintendent of Education Mike Flanagan explains how students can get help with financial aid so they can pursue their dreams of a higher education and a brighter future.
FAFSA Online (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) DEADLINE for State of Michigan aid is March 1st Completing the FAFSA online is strongly recommended.
A personal identification number called a Federal Student Aid PIN can be used to electronically sign the FAFSA, drastically decreasing the application’s processing time. To save time, students and parents should request PINs before students apply for aid. A Federal Student Aid Pin also may be used to sign other forms and to access student information. PINs must be requested online at www.pin.ed.gov.
The FAFSA on the Web Worksheet is a useful tool in preparing to complete the online FAFSA. The worksheet lists the FAFSA questions and provides boxes for students’ (and parents’) answers. The order of the questions on the worksheet follows that of FAFSA on the Web, which differs from the paper FAFSA. Students and parents can view and download the worksheet PDF at www.FederalStudentAid.ed.gov/worksheet.
Students should visit www.fafsa.ed.gov to complete the online FAFSA. Please remember that if a Web site requests credit card information or some other form of payment to complete the FAFSA then that Web site is not the official government (FREE) Web site.
Michigan Competitive Scholarship (amount varies) Non-need based scholarship for students enrolled at least half time at an eligible institution in a program leading to a LPN, AND, BSN or MSN. www.michigan.gov/studentaid (type competitive in the search box)
College Scholarships Students are selected for this scholarship by their college or university financial aid office. Don’t forget to ask about it when you meet with your financial aid officer!
Michigan Tuition Incentive Program (TIP) For students who have met certain Medicaid or Department of Human Services requirements.www.michigan.gov/studentaid (Type TIP in the search box)
Scholarship Search Websites Beware of scams. Do not give out personal banking information. Some recommended sites are: http://www.finaid.com/ http://www.fastweb.com/ http://www.collegeanswer.com/ www.scholarships.com www.michigan.gov/mistudentaid
For more scholarship information, please see the scholarship page.