Financial Aid

Seniors who are planning to attend college in the fall can begin applying for financial aid on October 1st!  The Free Application for Federal Student Aid or FAFSA evaluates a family’s ability to pay for college expenses on an annual basis.  The on-time priority FAFSA completion deadline for State of Michigan Scholarship consideration is March 1st of each year.  Listed below are some helpful resources that will hopefully answer many of your questions!


The PowerPoint presentation above, is a helpful overview of the college financial aid process in general.  The 2018-2019 Financial Aid Overview provides very specific tips and guidance geared towards SHS students and parents.  The Financial Aid Tips and Timeline Fall 2017 will make sure you don’t forget any important step in the financial aid process.  Speed up your FAFSA completion time by using the 2018-2019 FAFSA on the Web Worksheet, this resource will help you to gather all of the important information you need ahead of time!

The financial aid process begins with the student and one parent creating their required unique FSA ID, which can be done NOW if you’d like!  The FSA ID is a personalized user name and password that represents your legal electronic signature and should be kept private and secure at all times.  Follow FSA ID Step by Step Instructions if you need a little extra help!

Useful Website Resources:
Capital Area College Access Network
College Navigator
Fastweb Scholarships
Federal Student Aid
MI Student Aid
Michigan College Goal Sunday
Stockbridge High School Scholarships