HOW TO QUALIFY FOR FINANCIAL AID
It all starts with filling out the FAFSA Form, free application for Federal student Aid. This form determines how much money families will be expected to contribute to college expenses. Colleges and universities utilized
this information to set up financial aid packages to help pay for tuition and fees.

Click here for the Finanical Aid Process Diagram

fafsa.ed.gov and pin.ed.gov

Searching For Scholarships

Students should begin searching for scholarship through their guidance office and counselors. Students can also use credible webs search sites like FastWebs, CollegeBoard.org, Michigan College Access Portal and Sturgis Public Schools Scholarship page as examples.

It is typical for students to find scholarships in their home region. Information these can be found by asking local persons and organizations. Typically, these are less competitive as the eligible population is smaller.

  • Non-profits & charitable trusts
  • Community foundations
  • Music teachers
  • Foundations
  • Trade union/Labor/trade unions
  • Houses of Worship
  • Chamber of Commerce
  • Volunteer organizations


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