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Early Financial Aid Resources

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Early Financial Aid Resources

It's never too early to start planning your education and career path! This will help you identify options and resources that can help make a post-secondary education more affordable.

What is College?

There are a few different ways you can continue your education after high school. 

Career Schools
Career schools provide certificates of completion or diplomas; not degrees. They provide training in a specific trade, occupation, or vocation, and offer short programs.

Community Colleges
Community colleges are two-year public institutions that offer one-year certificates and two-year associate degrees, as well as apprentice and journeyman programs. They prepare you for technical careers or for transfer to a four-year college or university.

Four-year Colleges and Universities
Four-year colleges and universities offer a wider variety of degrees including bachelor’s and master’s degrees. They cost more than a community college and usually have specific admission requirements.

Why go to College?

Whether you have dreamed about going to college, or you are planning on attending a career school there is opportunity for you after high school.

U.S Bureau of Labor Statistics Employment Projections

Saving for College

Michigan offers several 529 college savings programs to assist you in saving for future college expenses.
Saving and Planning

Paying for College in Michigan

Paying for education after High School is a lifelong investment in achieving life's goals. Getting there may require the assistance of resources including the Federal and State Governments, private financial institutions, family contributions and individual savings.
Paying for College in Michigan