Financial Aid News and Updates
Be sure to visit this page to get the latest news and information from the Financial Aid Department. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the Financial Aid office at your local campus and they will be happy to assist you!
Applicants are now being accepted for the Live Your Dream scholarship offered by the Soroptimist International of Oakland County Scholarship. See below some information on this club and a link to their website. We have attached the application, reference form and a checklist for your convenience.
“Soroptimist International of Oakland County is a service club working to improve the lives of women and girls in local communities and throughout the world. Our club was founded in 1937. We are part of Soroptimist International of the Americas in 20 countries, 1,300 clubs and 35,000 members. We are part of the Midwestern Region, represented in four districts which are located in Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Wisconsin and Kentucky. Our District III consists of the counties of Oakland, Macomb, Genesse and Wayne.
Once again this year we are offering our Live Your Dream annual award for women who are head of their household. These women must be enrolled in or have been accepted to a vocational/skills training program or an undergraduate degree program. The award amount is once again $1500.00.
Applicants must review Step 1 in the application and must be able to answer affirmative to the eight questions on the attached flyer. All applications that do not comply with the instructions, including the submission of two reference letters will not be considered.’
News Flash: Tax Information
The Federal tax code includes a number of provisions designed to reduce or partially offset the costs of higher education for students and families. Among those are the American Opportunity Tax Credit (AOTC) and the Lifetime Learning Tax Credit, both designed to help families pay for at least a portion of higher education tuition and fees and related costs.
Many students and their families do not take advantage of these tax credits that could save them thousands of dollars. For more information about these tax credits go to: http://www.irs.gov/Individuals/Education-Credits-AOTC-LLCAlso see this Flyer from the IRS for more information
Federal Student Aid Resources for the 2017-18 FAFSA
- 2 Major FAFSA Changes You Need To Be Aware Of
- 8 Steps to Filling Out the FAFSA
- Why You Should Fill Out the FAFSA ASAP
- When I fill out the FAFSA… Am I Dependent or Independent
- Don’t Get Scammed on Your Way To College – Avoid Financial Aid Fraud
- Questions and Answers – Federal Student Aid and Homeless Youth
- What’s an FSA ID and Why Do I Need One?
- Who Is My “Parent” When I Fill Out the FAFSA?
NEW!!! Early FAFSA Filing and Prior Year Tax Update
Please select the link here to see this new information to help with your financial aid application process: Early FAFSA Filing and Prior Year Tax Update
NOTICE: IRS Warning of a “Federal Student Tax” ScamClick here to see details of IRS Scam
Scholarship Deadline is Approaching!The deadline date of October 15th 2016 for submitting an application for a Dorsey scholarship is quickly approaching. To apply, click the scholarship of your choice below to print the application form. Turn in the completed application to your campus Financial Aid or Administration office.
If you have any questions, visit your campus Financial Aid office.
Looking for Additional Information?
Be sure to visit our other Financial Aid pages for helpful information:Financial Aid Information
Highlights Scholarships and Grants
Student Consumer Information