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Federal Financial Aid

The most common type of financial aid is in the form of Federal Financial Aid. There are several programs offered. Students who wish to apply for federal financial aid must meet the eligibility requirements for the program they wish to participate in. 
Eligibility for federal programs are determined by the information provided by students on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Basic requirements include:

  • Possess a high school diploma or GED
  • Be a U.S. Citizen
  • Be enrolled or enrolling in a degree or certificate program
  • Maintain satisfactory academic progress

FINANCIAL AID NIGHT

Crestwood High School Parent College Financial Aid Night is scheduled in January of each year . FAFSA Information is usually presented by a Financial Aid Advisor from Baker College. Watch and listen for annoucements for the date. 

FINANCIAL AID CHECKLIST

PDF DocumentClick here for a checklist to follow when applying for Financial Aid.

FEDERAL STUDENT AID LOAN PROGRAMS FACT SHEET

PDF DocumentExternal LinkTo view the Federal Student Aid Loan Programs Fact Sheet click here.

Types of Financial Aid

Federal Loans, Federal Work Study, Federal Grants
It is important for students and families to make educated decision about funding a college education. The following link will help explain the financing and grant option that students may qualify for based on FAFSA. 
External Linkhttp://studentaid.ed.gov/ .

How to Apply for Federal Financial Aid

In order to apply for federal financial aid students need to fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The FAFSA form is only available online by visiting the FAFSA website at External Linkhttp://www.fafsa.ed.gov/ . 
Students and Parents must first create a PIN number. Students can register for a PIN number at 
External Linkhttp://www.studentaid.ed.gov/ . The online FAFSA application for student aid opens on January 1st for the upcoming school year.

Internet Resources and Links for Exploring Colleges, Scholarships, and Financial Aid

External Linkhttp://www.anycollege.com/  This is a fast way to explore college options. Scholarships are given away randomly to college bound students regardless of GPA or test score.
External Linkhttp://www.fafsa.ed.gov/ Federal Financial Aid information and online application.
External Linkhttp://www.finaid.org/ Student guide to financial aid. Scholarship information available.
External Linkwww.finaid.org/otheraid/female.phtml  Scholarships, grants, and other awards intended specifically for women.
External Linkhttp://www.Michigan.gov/mistudentaid Financial aid for higher education.
External Linkhttp://www.collegeboard.org/ This site includes detailed information about the SATs, including test preparation.
External Linkhttp://www.fastweb.com/ FastWEB is a database of more than 180,000 private scholarships.
External Linkhttp://www.finaid.org/otheraid/disabled.phtml This site is for students with disabilities.
External Linkhttps://www.cappex.com/scholarships/ Web site dedicated to helping students with the college search by matching students to merit-based scholarships from colleges across the country.
External Linkhttp://www.studentaid.ed.gov/ Financial aid from the U.S. Department of Education.
External Linkhttp://colleges.usnews.rankingsandreviews.com/best-colleges Ranks 1400 colleges by cost, size, distance, field of study, extra-curricular activities. 

 

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