Financial Aid

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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


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 announcements for the date. 


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


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 Link .

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 Link . 
Students and Parents must first create a PIN number. Students can register for a PIN number at 
External Link . 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 Link Federal Financial Aid information and online application.
External Link Student guide to financial aid. Scholarship information available.
External  Scholarships, grants, and other awards intended specifically for women.
External Link Financial aid for higher education.
External Link This site includes detailed information about the SATs, including test preparation.
External Link FastWEB is a database of more than 180,000 private scholarships.
External Link This site is for students with disabilities.
External Link Web site dedicated to helping students with the college search by matching students to merit-based scholarships from colleges across the country.
External Link Financial aid from the U.S. Department of Education.
External Link Ranks 1400 colleges by cost, size, distance, field of study, extra-curricular activities.