COLLEGE VIRTUAL SESSIONS FOR ADMISSIONS, SCHOLARSHIP, & FINANCIAL AID
This fall, Mason CAN's College Month Q&A sessions are a great way to connect and learn about Michigan Colleges! See the picture on the right for the schedule. To register (FREE), click here: https://forms.gle/ZnTz8uuj49mJ6vKo9
For archived videos of these sessions, visit our YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLQgAzlHdgnRq-AVLv_cXfT-P24iaHcYh-
For Regional or Nationwide Schools, students can attend NACAC's virtual college fair on Oct. 12, 18 & Nov. 8 to connect with a college outside of Michigan: virtualcollegefairs.org
FAFSA OPENS OCTOBER 1st!
FAFSA is good news, because it means college financial aid opportunities for high school seniors, returning college students, and adults who are planning to head to college or post-secondary education. FAFSA.gov is where families can apply. Dependent students will need parental support to complete the FAFSA and renew each year. To learn how FAFSA defines dependent students or to access tutorials or support, you can use resources at FAFSA.gov, Federal Financial Aid's youtube channel, go to Michigan's MiStudentAid website, or parents & students can attend the October 6th College Month Session hosted by Mason CAN with guest Deanna Hudson from Michigan Student Aid.
FUTURES FOR FRONTLINERS IS HERE!
Futures for Frontliners is a Michigan-based program to support frontline workers in free tuition toward a certificate or degree at Michigan's Community Colleges. Michigan residents who worked outside of their home in a defined frontline job at least part-time during the pandemic qualify if they don't already have an associate degree or higher. The window to apply is now until December 31st. Apply at michigan.gov/frontliners/.
An overview of the Mason County Promise, TIP funding, Futures for Frontliners, Pell Grant and more!
Michigan Student Aid is the home for TIP, Michigan Competitive Scholarship and more. Students must apply in their senior year. Deadline is March 1st for MCS and August 31st of senior year for TIP.
Check out this list of scholarships by residence.
The Promise is a residency-based scholarship that pays for tuition & fees for Mason County high school graduates (since 2018) who wish to attend West Shore Community College.
The Community Foundation for Mason County has a range of scholarships available for Mason County high school students, with a February 1st deadline.
Fastweb is a reliable resource for scholarships and is always releasing new information!
Federal Student Aid endorses the U.S. Department of Labor's Scholarship search. It's a great resource!
College Board, makers of the SAT, want you to sign on for their scholarship program, so you have a chance to win scholarship dollars, simply by doing the things you already need to in order to be college-ready.