Helping your student choose the right college is an important process. We understand the hurdles you may face when it comes to financial aid and assisting your student in choosing the right plan. Our goal is to help you so you know your student is making the right decision.
Detroit Drives FAFSA:
The cost of college can be troubling when students are considering their options after high school. FAFSA is the only way for students to unlock their access to federal loans and grants, statewide scholarships and grants, and often institutional and community based scholarships and grants.
In the spring of 2013, a group of cross-sector organizations came together in an effort to increase FAFSA completion rates in Detroit. The group was known as the “College Ready” team. The College Ready table group of Detroit college-access stakeholders launched and implemented a FAFSA completion campaign that successfully increased citywide FAFSA application rates to 73% from the 54% baseline.
Here are some additional resources to help you with college finances:
This websites allows you to navigate the financial aid process and make informed decisions about paying for college. It offers straightforward and easy-to-read information about planning and paying for college. The site also combines content and interactive tools from several Department of Education websites.
Net Price Calculator Center offers a free tool that allows families to find out the net price of any given college after subtracting any scholarships or grants the student may receive.
This site provides an easy way to make clear comparisons among financial aid offers from different schools.
Find information on the Michigan Competitive Scholarship Fact Sheet, the Tuition Incentive Program Fact Sheet and Affording College in Michigan.
College Bound Grants:
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