Federal Student Aid Application Support
Attention Seniors, EMC5Ys, and Parents/Guardians:
Get ready for the last TWO February FAFSA Support Nights!
Join us *TONIGHT*, February 20th, from 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM in the Computer Lab with Mr. Woltjer.
• WHO’S INVITED?
o Seniors of the Class of 2024
o Early Middle College 5th Years (EMC5Ys)
o Parents & Guardians
Don't miss this chance to secure your financial future for college. For FAFSA information online visit www.ReachHigherOHS.org/fafsa.
Important Update: Improved 2024-25 FAFSA Form Now Available
We hope this message finds you well as we approach a crucial stage in your educational journey. We wanted to inform you about an important update regarding the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for the 2024-25 academic year.
The Federal Student Aid (FSA) team has been working diligently to enhance your FAFSA application experience. As part of these improvements, the 2024-25 FAFSA form will be released in several phases to ensure a smoother and more efficient application process.
Here are the key details you need to know:
1. Availability: The 2024-25 FAFSA form is now available after the recent soft launch period. You can start completing the FAFSA now to take advantage of the updated and improved user experience.
2. What is the FAFSA: If you're not familiar with the FAFSA or need a refresher, watch this informative video: What is the FAFSA?
3. Who Should Complete the FAFSA: Any student, regardless of income, who wants to be considered for federal, state, and school financial aid programs should complete the FAFSA. This includes grants, scholarships, work-study funds, and loans.
4. State Deadline for Michigan: The deadline for the State of Michigan is May 1, 2024, at midnight Central time. It's crucial to submit your FAFSA by this date to maximize your eligibility for state financial aid programs.
5. Other Aid: If you're considering other colleges or career schools, please check with their respective financial aid offices regarding their specific deadlines and any additional forms that may be required.
The FAFSA is a critical step in securing financial aid for your higher education journey. Completing this form opens the door to various federal and state financial aid programs that can make your educational dreams a reality.
We encourage all seniors and their parents/guardians to start or finalize their FAFSA applications as soon as possible. Missing state deadlines can impact your eligibility for certain financial aid programs, so don't delay.
If you have any questions or need assistance with the FAFSA application process, please reach out to the Class of 2023 and 2024 counselor, Mr. Derek Woltjer.
Thank you for your attention to this important matter. We look forward to helping you achieve your educational goals and making the financial aid application process as smooth as possible.
FSA ID Stands for Federal Student Aid Identification (FSA ID). FSA ID allows users to securely log in to U.S. Department of Education websites like fafsa.gov. The video above, "How to create an FSA ID tutorial" walks students and parents through the process of creating their own FSA ID.
Personal Identification Information
Profile Information Page
Confirm and Verify your Information
Verify your Mobile Phone
Verify your Email Address
Do I qualify for MI Student Aid through Student Scholarships and Grants?
Children of Veterans Tuition Grant (CVTG) - I am a child of a Michigan veteran.
Fostering Futures Scholarship (FFS) - I am currently or have been in Michigan foster care.
Michigan Competitive Scholarship (MCS) - My family income is low, my SAT score is 1200+, I have good grades, and I want to pursue a college degree but cannot afford tuition.
Michigan Tuition Grant (MTG) - My family income is low and I plan to pursue a degree at a Michigan college.
Police Officer's and Fire Fighter's Survivor Tuition Act - I am a child of a Michigan police officer/fire fighter killed in the line of duty. I plan to attend a Michigan community college or public university.
Tuition Incentive Program (TIP) - I currently have (or have had) Medicaid for 2 years between age nine I plan to seek a skilled trades certificate or a 2-4 year college degree.
FAFSA Submission Requires
Your Social Security Number!
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Your Social Security #