Senior FAFSA (Financial Aid) Workshop: October 17, 2017 at 2:30pm
Junior Financial Aid Information Night: April 26, 2018 at 6:00pm
South Lake 2018 Award Letter Workshop: April TBD
South Lake High School is hosting an Award Letter Workshop for current seniors attending college in the fall of 2018. Parents and students can attend together, or students can attend by themselves. Award Letter Workshops are an excellent way to gain a better understanding of the financial aid packages provided to students. Students are shown how to evaluate an award letter by using the college or university website to understand direct and indirect expenses, and applying the financial aid they wish to accept, to fully understand the bottom line expense. Students should bring: 1. Usernames and passwords for each college/university student portal 2. Award letters from each college/university you're considering.
Need help with completing your FAFSA form?
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Financial Aid Information Video: http://Funding Education Beyond High School presentation
To view video, right click on the above link and click "open link in new window". You will be directed to Oakland University's Financial Aid page. Click the red link, "Funding Education Beyond High School".
www.fafsa.ed.gov (FAFSA)free application for federal student aid
2018 Senior parents/students should fill out the FAFSA as soon as possible after October 1st of senior year.
-Don't forget to list all the schools you are considering attending on the FAFSA (this will allow those schools
to then consider and send you a financial aid package in the Spring).
-Don't forget to upload confirmation of your 2016 tax info into FAFSA. (This is usually ready 3-4 weeks after you file). Please see link below for instructions on how to use the IRS Data Retrieval Tool.
www.act.org/fane -ACT's free Financial Aid Need Estimator
www.studentaid.ed.gov -scholarship searches, estimate college costs, student aid programs
www.michigan.gov/mistudentaid -state of michigan financial aid
www.finaid.org -aid estimator and schoarship search
www.finaidfacts.org -introduction and explanation of financial aid
www.finaid.org/calculators -expected family contribution calculators
www.studentloans.gov -federal loan requirements
www.fastweb.com -free scholarship search
www.schoolsoup.com -free scholarship search
www.studentscholarships.org -scholarship website
www.petersons.com -free scholarship search
www.allscholar.com -free scholarship search
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www.actstudent.org/college -Planning for college and career.
www.collegeview.com -A college search program.
www.careercruising.com -college, career, and scholarship searches. USERNAME: SLHS; PASSWORD: MACOMB
www.findtuition.com -national, state, and college-specific scholarship database search engine
www.zinch.com -free scholarship and college search
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www.highfivescholarships.com -Free scholarship search and ACT/SAT test prep
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www.michigancollegeguide.com- College exploration
www.collegeappmap.org- College and Career Exploration/Planning, Financial Aid/Scholarships
www.shopsleuth.com/resources/scholarship-guide -Scholarship resources
www.macrao.org- College/university transfer agreements
WeirdScholarships.net - Scholarship search
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