Financial Aid Deadline Looms
“Need money for College? You may qualify for FREE money”
Melissa Miller, Student Advancement Consultant for NCRESA wants local students to be aware of the March 1st priority deadline for the Free Application for Federal Student Aid application, known as FAFSA.
“The FAFSA proves to be a critical form to providing greater access to post-secondary education since it is required for various financial aid opportunities including state, federal, and local opportunities,”
Find out if you qualify for FREE financial aid by filling out the FREE Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Completing the FAFSA is the first step to becoming eligible for nearly any type of financial aid for college (federal, state, college-sponsored financial aid including grants, educational loans, and work-study programs as well as the Newaygo County Area Promise Zone scholarship). Plus, it is FREE to apply! The FAFSA is a federal form that collects student and parent demographic and tax information that is used to calculate the Expected Family Contribution (EFC). This is used to determine financial aid eligibility. If you are graduating from high school and plan to pursue post-secondary education or if you're already in college and plan to attend next year, you need to submit a FAFSA each year you plan to attend college in order to be considered for financial aid. To receive the most assistance for college, your application should be turned in by Michigan’s priority deadline March 1. To fill out the FAFSA, please visit http://fafsa.gov.
If you have questions about how to complete your FAFSA, connect with your local College Adviser, located in every Newaygo County High School, or contact WE CAN! Newaygo County, the local career and college access network at 231-924-8857.
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