High School Counselors

  • Seven Easy Steps to the FAFSA This online tutorial provides an easy to follow guide for completing each section of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
  • Affording College Guidebook PDF icon

    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.

  • Financial Aid Resources for Students, Parents, and Counselors These resources for students, parents, and counselors are provided by the National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (NASFAA), including PowerPoint presentations and links to other important information.
  • High School Counselor Workshop

    The Webcast Workshop provides updated information about state and federal student financial aid programs. The information will help counselors assist students and their parents understand student financial aid as a means to help pay for the cost of postsecondary education.  The 2015 Workshop was held on October 23, 2015.  To view a recorded version of the Workshop, please click on the segments below:

    Segment 1:  Federal Aid Update - State Aid Update - MiSSG Demonstration - Transitioning from ACT to SAT

    Segment 2:  Filing a FAFSA - Understanding an Award Letter - Types of Colleges and Costs - MAT2 - Military

    Segment 3:  EduGuide – Sallie Mae Tools and Resources - Planning a Financial Aid Event - SFSB Outreach

    2015 High School Counselor Workshop Web References

    2015 High School Counselor Workshop Questions & Answers

  • Financial Assistance for Foster Youth

    Fostering Success Michigan is a statewide initiative that aims to increase awareness, access and success in higher education and post-college careers for youth and alumni of foster care.