Affording College in Michigan
2015 High School Counselor Workshop – Money in Michigan - Communicating the Financial Aid Process to Students and Families
Registration for the 2015 High School Counselor Workshop is now available. The workshop will be held on Friday, October 23rd in partnership with the Michigan Student Financial Aid Association (MSFAA) and SSG with the theme “Money in Michigan - Communicating the Financial Aid Process to Students and Families”. The workshop will include a Federal and State update, as well as information on college preparation, college admission and other ways to prepare financially for postsecondary education. 35 host sites are confirmed throughout the state of Michigan and will be the only way to access the workshop on that day. Register for the workshop today by clicking here.
Please contact Jennifer Maurer at firstname.lastname@example.org or 517-373-6051 if you have any questions.
High School Counselors
Federal Student Aid Program Requirements
As legislative changes come about, students should be aware of all new requirements for the federal student aid programs. This would include grants and scholarships (e.g., Pell Grant, etc.), Direct Student Loans, Perkins Loans, and Aid to Military Families.
Budgeting for College
As students prepare to enter college, it is important that they learn how to set goals, assess their needs realistically, budget how they will live, manage credit, and develop good spending and saving habits that will make a positive difference in their financial future. SSG has prepared a budget sheet and college checklist to help students plan ahead.
Why Should I Attend College Fairs?
A college fair is an event organized by a high school, school district, or community organization and sponsored by school boards or professional guidance associations. This setting provides an excellent opportunity for students and parents to learn about many different universities and their admission requirements in one evening. Additional information is available on getting the most out of college fairs:
Choosing a Career
What are your dreams? What are your goals? Where do you want to be ten years from now?
Answering these questions involves career planning. It is never too early to start planning for a career; students can start as early as middle school. The links listed below provide insight on self-assessment, occupational options, and action steps needed to achieve your lifetime career.
- Michigan College Access Network
- Michigan Virtual University
- Mapping Your Future
- Student Aid on the Web
College costs have increased over the last ten years; however, options are still available. Planning ahead will provide the most benefits.
This guidebook was designed to help high school and college students as they prepare for and complete their postsecondary education. It includes information such as how to prepare for college while in high school, saving and planning, and choosing a college.
A comprehensive but concise handbook that contains current information on admission requirements, campus characteristics, program offerings and application procedures for each postsecondary institution in Michigan.