Financial Aid and Scholarships
Please be aware that we add new scholarship information to the below documents on a continual basis, so it is suggested you check back once in a while to check for new additions.
For more scholarship opportunities, please view Scholarship Websites.
Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
Paper FAFSA’s are only available through download at the Federal Aid web site or by calling 1-800-4-FEDAID. About 5% of FAFSA’s are now filed by paper with the majority being filed on-line at www.fafsa.ed.gov. Both the dependent student and parent must apply for a pin number that will serve as an electronic signature. This can be done at www.pin.ed.gov . Keep this in a safe place. It will be used every year that you apply for financial aid. People filing online can first use the FAFSA worksheet, which will be available starting in January.
You can call the Financial Aid Office at Baker College or Muskegon Community College and get help for free on filling out the Financial Aid Form. Beware of people who want to charge you for this service, or of people who promise to get you Financial Aid if you pay them to complete your form. When in doubt, call first for advice.
Go to www.FAFSA4caster.ed.gov for an early estimate of federal aid eligibility. A pin number is not required and the information can transfer directly to your FAFSA.
Additional information is available at STUDENTAID.ED.GOV .
Financial Aid Workshop
There are new changes with FAFSA! On Wednesday, Oct 5 at 6:30 pm, there will be a Financial Aid Meeting in the High School Media Center. A financial aid officer will be here to go over the Financial Aid process and the FAFSA worksheet, Also any questions that you have concerning the FAFSA will be discussed.
The 2017–18 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) season will begin earlier than ever before! Beginning on Oct. 1, 2016, students will be able to fill out the FAFSA for the 2017–18 school year. (In the past, they had to wait until January 1). In addition, applicants will no longer need to estimate income and tax information and will be able to retrieve their data directly from the IRS, right from the first day the FAFSA is available. Students also will have information about their Expected Family Contributions earlier, helping them as they're going through the college application and selection process.
Websites For More Help and Information
Please visit these websites to find more financial aid and scholarship opportunities.