FAFSA Workshop (Virtual)

  • Receive Professional Guidance to Complete and Submit the Fafsa. This Workshop Is Facilitated by Carrie Gilchrist from Oakland University Student Financial Services and Is Available As a Public Service to All High School Seniors and Current College Students, No Matter Where Students Choose to Attend College. Each Workshop Session Is Expected to Last Approximately 30-60 Minutes and Will Have Options for a Private Breakout Room to Ask Personal Questions or Share Your Screen Privately for Assistance.  

    Register for One Workshop:

    Prior to Your Workshop: Download the Fsa Id and Fafsa Worksheet and Complete Step One, Creating Your Fsa Id. Note, Each Individual Must Create Their Own Fsa Id, Do Not Create an Id for Anyone Else, Use Your Own Personal Email and Personal Phone Number. Access the Worksheet Here: Https://www.oakland.edu/financialservices/understanding-financial-assistance/events/#tab-2

    Review the Fafsa Checklist Found at Www.oakland.edu/Financialservices/Events/#Tab-2 to Gather Items Necessary to Complete the Fafsa.

    Join Your Zoom Session at the Start Time (You Will Miss Important Instructions If You Join Later). If You Are Unable to Attend This Workshop, You Can Register for Fafsa Appointments & Group Workshops on a Different Date by Visiting Www.oakland.edu/Financialservices/Events/#Tab-2

Scholarships & Financial Aid

  • Seniors!  Wondering how to pay for college?  The Pay for College Video Series can help.  Over the course of eight short videos, learn not only what resources are available to help pay for college, but also the basics of financial aid and the questions to consider before choosing a college.

    Remember to start filling out your FAFSA form beginning December 2023 of your senior year.  To get the most financial assistance for college, your FAFSA must be turned in no later than Michigan's deadline of May 1st.

    The FAFSA form is available to students and parents to complete through the myStudentAid mobile app and the FAFSA.gov website.  You can download the myStudentAid app in the Apple App Store (iOS) or through Google Play (Android).

    Before you begin, you must create a Federal Student Aid (FSA) ID at this LINK.  The FSA ID consists of a user-created username and password to electronically access personal information on Federal Student Aid Web sites.  You can use your FSA ID immediately to sign your FAFSA, but you must wait for the Social Security Administration (SSA) to verify your information before the FSA ID can be used to create a renewal FAFSA, make corrections to your FAFSA, or view your Student Aid Report (SAR).

    If you need help, please see this step-by-step tutorial called 7 Easy Steps to the FAFSA.  We also recommend reviewing the Federal Student Aid at a Glance publication provided by the U.S. Department of Education. Also, view this VIDEO on how to complete the FAFSA form.

Michigan Achievement Scholarship

  • On October 11, 2022, Governor Whitmer signed Public Act 212 of 2022 to establish the Michigan Achievement Scholarship.  

    Starting with the high school class of 2023, students will be eligible for more financial aid from the State: 

    • Up to $2,750 if they attend a community college, per year
    • Up to $5,500 if they attend a public university, per year
    • Up to $4,000 if they attend a private college or university, per year

    Students will be eligible if their family demonstrates financial need* when they complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

    *Financial need is defined as an Expected Family Contribution (EFC) of $25,000 or less.

    High school seniors can get started by following these steps: 

Financial Aid Presentations

    • High school students and their families are encouraged to join this live virtual presentation to learn general information regarding college financial aid able to be used no matter what college or university students plan to attend. Topics include the elements of financial aid, the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), sources of financial aid, private resources available, and more!

      There will be 3 virtual presentations coming up:

      April 25, 2024 - 6:00 PM  - Click HERE to register
      May 7, 2024 - 6:00 PM  - Click HERE to register
      May 20, 2024 - 6:30 PM - Click HERE to register