Materials from Financial Aid Night, May 19, 2020. Provided by Oakland University
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LA1OBfxizsA - 19-minute YouTube Presentation overview provided by the Financial Aid Department at Oakland University
The Official FAFSA website through the U.S. Department of Education. Click on an abundance of resources to answer questions about the Free Application for Federal Student Aid.
Video Series from Sallie Mae on the topic of Funding College, each chapter is 3-7 minutes long, "Crash Course" on Funding College from Start to FinishFINANCIAL AID LINKSFastweb: Create a profile, get the app and start finding scholarships tailored to you. search here for scholarships.Financial Aid: Access a copy of Affording College Guidebook for Students and Families at this link: http://www.michigan.gov/documents/mistudentaid/5110_SSG_Guidebook_534262_7.pdf
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MI Student Aid
Download a copy of the MI Student Aid publication - Afffording College Guidebook for Students and Families.
Additional Scholarship Resources:
A national service program that provides the opportunity to earn money to help pay for post-secondary education in exchange for a year of community service.
Scholarship opportunities for minorities, financial information and more.
Provides free information on Christian colleges as well as $2500 Christian college scholarship.
Information on how to pay for college and student financial aid programs.
Find information on financial aid, student loans and a list of college scholarships at this site.
Find scholarships on this searchable database.
College Net Mach 25 Scholarship Search
A searchable database for scholarship opportunities.
Complete the CSS Financial Aid PROFILE online. The PROFILE is required by some colleges and universities to qualify for financial aid. Check with the institutions you are considering to find out if it is required. The University of Michigan-Ann Arbor now requires this form.
Information on selecting and paying for college from Thomson Peterson's.
A new planning tool to help students and their families make informed decisions about colleges.
Excellent resource for understanding the types of student loans, how to budget for college, loan consolidation and other financial aid issues.
Discover Business Scholarships for High School student pursuing Business and Business related degrees
Fastweb searchable scholarships - National clearing house for scholarships. Create an account and learn more.
FAFSA - Free Application for Federal Student Aid
Use this form to apply for federal and state student grants, work-study and loans. Online application is available at this site. Both student and parent will need a PIN to submit electronic signatures.
Federal Financial Aid Information
The U.S. Department of Education website for students, parents and counselors provides information on Federal Student Aid programs (FSA), the largest source of student aid in America. Find out what determines student aid eligibility for FSA programs.
Federal Student Aid at a Glance
U.S. Department of Education easy guide for understanding all types of Federal student aid programs and sources.
Scholarship search and financial aid estimator.
Kiplinger's Paying for College
Advice on student loans, 529s, and scholarships.
Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation
One-year undergraduate scholarships are offered for the children of active duty, reserve or former U. S. Marines.
A comprehensive directory of merit scholarships and academic scholarships from colleges across the country.
Michigan Education Trust
A program for financing tuition at Michigan public higher education institutions.
Midwest Student Exchange Program (MSEP)
The MSEP is a tuition reduction program that makes attending out-of-state colleges & universities more affordable for non-resident students. By enrolling in a MSEP program at a participating institution, you will receive a reduced tuition rate. Over 140 colleges and universities in Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, and Wisconsin participate.
Find college scholarships, grants and contests.
National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators
NASFAA has a website dedicated to parents and students. Check out some free guides and useful tools like a financial aid checklist and sample inquiry letter.
National Association of State Student Grant & Aid Programs
From here, students can link to all the state grant agency websites in the country.
National Merit Scholarship Program
The Preliminary SAT/National Merit Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT) is the route of entry to the National Merit Scholarships. Information about program entry requirements is available at this site.
Match your talents, abilities, and interests to relevant scholarship opportunities in this database of over 3,000 sources.
Search scholarships, grants, loans and colleges.
Selective Service Registration
All young men must register within 30 days of their 18th birthday to be eligible for financial aid and scholarships at most colleges and universities.
The Smart Student Guide to Financial Aid
Calculators help students and parents estimated college costs, savings plans, financial aid and loan payment.
United Negro College Fund
The Nation's oldest and largest minority higher education assistance organization.
Connect with schools and scholarships.
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