Apply By March 1
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
FEDERAL STUDENT AID LOAN PROGRAMS FACT SHEET
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.
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 http://www.fafsa.ed.gov/ .
Students and Parents must first create a PIN number. Students can register for a PIN number at
http://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
http://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.
http://www.fafsa.ed.gov/ Federal Financial Aid information and online application.
http://www.finaid.org/ Student guide to financial aid. Scholarship information available.
www.finaid.org/otheraid/female.phtml Scholarships, grants, and other awards intended specifically for women.
http://www.Michigan.gov/mistudentaid Financial aid for higher education.
http://www.collegeboard.org/ This site includes detailed information about the SATs, including test preparation.
http://www.fastweb.com/ FastWEB is a database of more than 180,000 private scholarships.
http://www.finaid.org/otheraid/disabled.phtml This site is for students with disabilities.
https://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.
http://www.studentaid.ed.gov/ Financial aid from the U.S. Department of Education.
http://colleges.usnews.rankingsandreviews.com/best-colleges Ranks 1400 colleges by cost, size, distance, field of study, extra-curricular activities.