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Welcome to the . Michigan High School Counselor Video Conference November 14, 2006. Federal Update. Rick Shipman Michigan State University November 14, 2006. What is Federal Financial Aid?. Grant Programs Pell Grant Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant

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welcome to the
Welcome to the

Michigan High School CounselorVideo Conference

November 14, 2006

federal update
Federal Update

Rick Shipman

Michigan State University

November 14, 2006

what is federal financial aid
What is Federal Financial Aid?
  • Grant Programs
    • Pell Grant
    • Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant
    • Academic Competitiveness Grant
    • National Science and Math Access to Retain Talent (SMART) Grant
  • Work Program
    • Work-Study
  • Loan Programs
    • Perkins Loan
    • Stafford Loans
      • Federal Family Education Loan
      • Federal Direct Loans
    • PLUS Loans
how to apply
How to Apply
  • Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
    • Paper application
    • Web-based application
      • (to file online parent & student need a Personal Identification Number or PIN)
pin web site
PIN Web Site
  • PIN serves as electronic signature on ED documents, including electronic promissory notes.
  • PIN is used to gain access to ED systems, including:
    • Corrections on the Web
    • NSLDS
    • Direct Loan Origination
    • Direct Loan Servicing
    • Loan Consolidation.
free application for federal student aid fafsa
Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
  • Initial step in the application process
  • Core document to apply for financial aid
  • Used to calculate an Expected Family Contribution (EFC)
  • Confirms certain eligibility requirements
completing the fafsa
Completing the FAFSA
  • Information requested

Step 1: Student demographic information

Step 2: Student financial information

Step 3: Dependency status questions

Step 4: Parent financial information

Step 5: Independent student household information

Step 6: List of schools to receive results

Step 7: Signatures and certifications

completing the fafsa1
Completing the FAFSA
  • More than 88% of FAFSAs are now filed online.
  • The FAFSA on the Web (FOTW) Worksheet has been redesigned to help filers with FOTW.
  • FOTW Worksheet is in the order that the questions appear on FOTW – the paper FAFSA is not.
completing the fafsa2
Completing the FAFSA
  • FOTW Worksheets will be sent to schools to replace paper FAFSAs.
  • FOTW Worksheets will be in an 8 page booklet, just like FAFSAs.
  • FOTW Worksheets may not be used as FAFSAs!
  • If you need more forms, you can order them by calling 1-877-4EDSPUBS or online at http://www.fsapubs.org/.
how is the data used
How Is The Data Used?
  • In a statutory formula called the Federal Methodology
  • Looks at income, assets, and size of family to determine family’s ability to pay for education
  • Result is called the Expected Family Contribution (EFC)
changes in fafsa 2007 08
Changes in FAFSA 2007-08
  • More than 88% of FAFSAs are now filed online.
  • View a draft of the Worksheet on the Web at the URL below.

www.ifap.ed.gov - Click on FAFSAs and Renewal FAFSAs link under Publications

fafsa on the web fotw
FAFSA on the Web (FOTW)
  • Certification page will require students to agree not to disclose their PIN to anyone.
  • Parents with multiple children in college will be able to transfer their information to other children’s applications.
demonstration site for fotw
Demonstration Site for FOTW
  • Available in December 2006
    • FAFSADEMO.TEST.ED.GOV
    • User Name: EDDEMO
    • Password: FAFSATEST
with electronic signatures
With Electronic Signatures
  • It is not necessary to print and sign a paper signature page if both the dependent student and parent(s) have a federal PIN.
  • The PINs are entered as part of the FOTW completion process and replace a pen and paper signature form.
without electronic signatures
Without Electronic Signatures
  • If both the dependent student and parent(s) do not have PINs, they must provide a signature page for the signatures and mail it.
  • It is permissible for the student or parent applicant to sign electronically with a PIN and the other to submit a paper signature form.
  • Signature page must be received within 14 days.
  • If signature page is not received by the federal government within 14 days, the applicant receives a signature page in the mail which must be must be signed and resubmitted.
student aid report sar
Student Aid Report (SAR)
  • The SAR summarizes the data provided on the FAFSA as well as the federal calculations and is sent to the applicant.
  • Paper SARs will be on yellow paper.
  • Only last 4 digits of parent’s SSN will display on paper and electronic SARs.
  • Displays official EFC.
  • Submit to college only if requested.
  • Paper application without student’s e-mail address will result in paper Student Aid Report (SAR).
  • Paper application with student’s e-mail address will result in e-mail with Web site for “SAR on the Web.”
corrections on the web
Corrections on the Web
  • Available regardless if original application was paper or electronic.
  • Student’s PIN required to access.
  • Parents must have PIN to correct parent information.
  • Pop-up message will appear when student tries to correct transaction already corrected by a school.
avoid errors
Avoid Errors!
  • Errors on the FAFSA or supplemental forms may delay application processing and result in the loss of financial aid funds.
  • Encourage students/parents to read the instructions and complete the forms carefully!
independent student criteria
Independent Student Criteria
  • Born before January 1, 1984
  • Working on a master’s or doctorate program
  • Married
  • Has child(ren)/dependents for whom he/she provides more than half the support
  • Both parents are deceased
  • Is/was a ward of the court until age 18
  • Veteran of the U.S. Armed Forces or currently serving on Active duty in the US Armed Forces for purposes other than training
    • Most high school students will not be independent but, in extraordinary circumstances, the college aid administrator can override dependency. Contact the college aid office for help.
types of federal aid grants
Types of Federal Aid – Grants
  • FAFSA required for all federal grants
  • Pell Grant Program
    • Undergraduates pursuing first baccalaureate degree
    • $400 to $4,050 per year currently
  • Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant
    • Undergraduates pursuing first baccalaureate degree
    • Awarded first to students with exceptional financial need (i.e., students with the lowest EFCs at that school)
    • Priority to Federal Pell Grant recipients
    • $100 to $4,000 per year
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Types of Federal Aid – Grants
  • Academic Competitiveness Grant
    • Began 7/1/06
    • For Pell eligible US Citizens
    • A 3.0 GPA required beyond the freshman level
    • ACG is for freshmen and sophomores who completed a rigorous HS curriculum
      • Freshmen get $750; sophomores $1,300
types of federal aid grants2
Types of Federal Aid – Grants
  • Academic Competitiveness Grant
    • ED provides 5 categories of rigorous curricula
      • State established advanced or honors program
      • State Scholars Initiative
      • A curriculum similar to State Scholars
      • Completion of at least 2 AP courses with 3 scores or 2 IB courses with 4 scores
      • State designated program
    • State Scholars Initiative
      • 4 Years of English
      • 3 Years of Math
      • 3 Years of Science
      • 3 Years of Social Studies
      • 1 Year of Foreign Language
    • Michigan’s newly adopted Michigan Merit Standard
      • Next slide
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Types of Federal Aid – Grants
  • SMART Grant
    • Began 7/1/06
    • For Pell eligible US Citizens
    • 3.0 GPA required beyond the freshman level
    • For junior/senior students in specific majors
      • Computer Science, Engineering, Foreign Language, Life Sciences, Mathematics, Physical Sciences, Technology
    • $4,000 per year
types of federal aid loans
Types of Federal Aid – Loans
  • Federal Perkins Loan
    • Undergraduate or graduate students
    • Must file FAFSA to be eligible
    • Priority to those with exceptional need
    • Interest rate is 5%
    • Nine-month grace period
    • Deferment and cancellation provisions available
    • Up to $4,000 per year for undergraduates $6,000 for graduates
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Types of Federal Aid – Loans
  • Federal Stafford Loan
    • Must file FAFSA to be eligible
    • Annual loan limits (Current/after June ‘07)
      • $2,625/$3,500 for Freshmen
      • $3,500/$4,500 for Sophomores
      • $5,500 for Juniors and Seniors
      • $18,500/$20,500 (each year of graduate/professional study)
    • Subsidized: must demonstrate “need”
    • Unsubsidized: “need” is not a consideration
    • 6.8% fixed interest rate as of 7/1/2006 - 10 year repayment
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Types of Federal Aid – Loans
  • Federal Grad PLUS
    • Required to file FAFSA
    • Creditworthiness determined by lender
      • Cosigner may be required
    • Loan limit is cost of education minus other aid
    • Repayment begins approximately 60 days after loan fully disbursed
    • In-school deferments readily available
    • 7.9%/8.5% fixed interest - 10 year repayment
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Types of Federal Aid – Loans
  • Federal Parent PLUS
    • Not required to file FAFSA
    • Creditworthiness determined by lender
      • Cosigner may be required
    • Loan limit is cost of education minus other aid
    • Repayment begins approximately 60 days after funds are fully disbursed
    • 7.9%/8.5% fixed interest - 10 year repayment
types of federal aid work
Types of Federal Aid – Work
  • Federal Work-Study
    • Employment during school
    • Reimburses employer for a percentage of student earnings
    • Non-profit jobs only (on or off campus)
    • Income is taxable (state and federal)
    • Excluded from student’s total income on next year’s FAFSA
    • Program varies from school to school
supplemental forms
Supplemental Forms
  • Institutional application
  • Stafford loan application
  • Parent/Grad PLUS Loan application
  • CSS Financial Aid PROFILE (school aid)
counselor resources
Counselor Resources
  • National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators
    • WWW.NASFAA.ORG
    • Counseling Tools
  • Student Aid on the Web
    • WWW.STUDENTAID.ED.GOV
  • FSA for Counselors
    • http://ifap.ed.gov/FSACounselors/clcf/main.html
      • Online information for middle school, high school and TRIO counselors
more resources
More Resources
  • The Financial Aid Information Page
    • WWW.FINAID.ORG
    • Accurate and Comprehensive Information
    • Links to Free Scholarship Searches
    • Scholarship Scam Alerts
    • Financial Aid Consultant Guide
    • Loan Calculators
    • Strategies--Maximizing Aid Eligibility
    • Answers to Frequently Asked Questions
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A national award-winning non-profit

Bryan Taylor

November 14, 2006

3 ways to make your job easier
3 Ways to Make Your Job Easier
  • College Goal Sunday
  • EduGuides
  • Professional Development
1 college goal sunday
1. College Goal Sunday
  • Do the FAFSA
  • February 11, 2007
  • 27 regions
  • 300 volunteers
  • $4,000 scholarships
  • Flyers & posters shipped in December
1 college goal sunday1
1. College Goal Sunday

To Do

  • Place a link
  • Hand out flyers
  • Promote the event
2 eduguides
2. EduGuides

“My daughter was scheduling her classes when I came across your EduGuide. A teacher had recommended it. I didn’t know there was so much info on what to do. From a parent’s perspective this is exactly what you need. I’ll be following up with my daughter’s counselor to talk about what we need to do differently.”

Laurie Curtis, Caro mother

expert advice at every step
Expert Advice at Every Step

Preschool Elementary Middle High College

  • With official MDE guidance info
  • More than one million annual copies
2 eduguides1
2. EduGuides

To Do

  • Distribute
  • Ask district if you don’t receive copies
  • Order College EduGuide
  • Link
3 professional development
3. Professional Development

“This session touched me. My students will benefit from all Bryan talked about.”

Kris Hubbard,Teacher

3 professional development1
3. Professional Development
  • Parents and teachers
  • Focused on overcoming family problems to boost achievement on new merit curriculum
  • More than 3-in-4 rate as better than most PD
  • More than 4-in-5 leave with specific action steps
  • Matching grants
  • Call for info
3 ways to make your job easier1
3 Ways to Make Your Job Easier
  • College Goal Sunday
  • EduGuides
  • Professional Development
gear up college day program michigan dept of labor and economic growth
GEAR UP/ COLLEGE DAY PROGRAMMichigan Dept. of Labor and Economic Growth

YEAR1

July 21, 2006 – July 20, 2007

Funded by: U. S. Department of Education

and State of Michigan

Sheree Price

November 14, 2006

grant award notification
Grant Award Notification
  • 18 million dollars for 6 years
  • 9 million dedicated to scholarships
  • 9 million dedicated to early intervention and administrative costs
  • Continued annual funding contingent upon the project’s performance during the year
  • Submit an annual Work Plan inclusive of benchmarks, activities and time line
  • Submit an annual Budget for the program
cohort approach
Cohort Approach

States that opt to serve a cohort must provide services to all students in the participating grade levels at a school, rather than a selected group of students. Services must be provided to a cohort starting no later than the 7th grade and continuing through high school.

cohort approach1
Cohort Approach

A cohort must:

  • Serve all the students in a particular grade level(s) at a participating school(s) that has a 7th grade and in which at least 50 percent of the students are eligible for free or reduced-price lunch under the National School Lunch Act.

or

cohort approach2
Cohort Approach

2) If an eligible entity determines that it would promote, the effectiveness of the program, an entire grade level of students beginning not later than the 7th grade, who reside in a public housing as defined in section 3(b) (1) of the United States Housing Act of 1937) may receive services.

early college awareness
Early College Awareness
  • Set high expectations and high standards for all students;
  • Encourage students to work hard and get the best grades they can;
  • Help students find people to support positive goals;
  • Encourage students to take college prep courses;
  • Help students learn that financial aid is available.
gu cd goal
GU/CD Goal

Early Intervention Component

To ensure that all GEAR UP students receive the academic preparation, social support, and guidance necessary to succeed in college and the workforce.

early intervention services
Early Intervention Services

Sites are required to provide early college preparation and awareness services:

  • Mentoring
  • Financial Aid Counseling
  • Outreach
  • GU/CD Pledge
  • Career Preparation
  • Summer Enrichment Opportunities
  • Tutoring
objectives
Objectives

Objective 1: Increase access to information for parents, students, educators and administrators regarding the benefits and accessibility of postsecondary education in Michigan.

objectives1
Objectives

Objective 2: Raise awareness of students’ and parents’ knowledge of financial aid opportunities for postsecondary study.

objectives2
Objectives
  • Objective 3: Raise academic standards and expectations. Ensure that GU/CD students receive the academic preparation, social support and guidance necessary to succeed in college and the workforce.
objectives3
Objectives

Objective 4: Increase professional development opportunities for teachers, counselors and GU/CD staff.

contact
Contact

GEAR UP/College Day Program

201 N. Washington Sq.

3rd Floor Victor Office Center

Lansing, MI 48911

(517) 373-9700

staff
Staff

Rudy Redmond, Manager

redmondrc@michigan.gov

Patrick Melia, GU/CD Coordinator

meliap@michigan.gov

Sheree Price, GU/CD Coordinator

prices1@michigan.gov

Dawn Marsh, GU/CD Analyst

marshd@michigan.gov

saving for college in michigan
Saving for College in Michigan

Diane Brewer

November 14, 2006

2007 enrollment
2007 Enrollment
  • MET 8 Month Enrollment
  • 2007 MET Enrollment
    • October 1, 2006 to January 31, 2007
    • April 1, 2007 to July 31, 2007
  • Increased pricing for Contract Purchases After January 31, 2007
  • Monthly Purchase Early Payment Discount
what s new
WHAT’S NEW
  • MET recognized as a Parental Asset for Financial Aid (prior to July 1, 2006 recognized as a Student Resource) contract value equal to average or lowest tuition
  • 529 plans MET and MESP provided permanent Federal Income tax-free treatment
  • MET time to use benefits extended to 15 years
  • MESP Match Funds Approved for 2006-07
matching grant
Matching Grant
  • The State will match $1 for every $3 contributed
  • Maximum $200 per beneficiary
  • Requirements -- when the MESP account is opened
    • Beneficiary must be 6 years old or younger
    • Beneficiary must reside in Michigan
    • Household income of the beneficiary’s custodial parent(s) must be $80,000 (AGI) or less
    • Available only the 1st year the beneficiary is enrolled in the program
  • State ultimately determines who is eligible
  • Proceeds are invested in the TIAA-CREF Institutional Bond Fund
  • For tuition only
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MET Contract Options

Three Types of Contracts:

Full Benefits

Limited Benefits

Community College

MESP Investment Options

Seven Investment Options:

Age Based

Conservative option

Moderate option

Aggressive option

Principal Plus Interest

100% Fixed Income

100% Equity

Balanced

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Similarities
      • Benefits of Internal Revenue Code Section 529
      • State & Federal Tax Exemption on Qualified WD’s
      • State Income Tax Deduction for Contributions
      • Transfer Contracts/Accounts Among Siblings
      • Gift Tax Exemption
      • Payroll Deduction, ACH or Coupon Payments
      • MET & MESP can be used separately or together
      • Enroll Online: www.setwithmet.com orwww.misaves.com
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Differences
      • MET - Prepay Tuition & Mandatory Fees
      • MESP - Save for all Qualified Higher Education Expenses
      • MET - Pays Tuition & Mandatory Fees at MI Public Two- or Four-Year College (Refund amount portable to attend MI Private or eligible Out-of-State College)
      • MESP - Account Balance can be used to pay for Total Qualified Expenses at any eligible college in the nation
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Differences (cont.)
      • MET - Prepay with Monthly Installments, Payroll Deduction, ACH or Lump Sum - Ignore Rising Tuition
      • MESP - Save as Much as $235,000. Deposit as little as $25 ($15 if payroll deduction)
      • MET - Purchase for MI Child, Newborn to 12th Grade, Allowed 15 years to use contract
      • MESP - Open Account for Anyone; No Age Limit, No Residency Requirement
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Student Financial Services BureauOffice of Scholarships and GrantsCarla FoltynTom FreelandNovember 14, 2006
office of scholarships and grants
Office of Scholarships and Grants
  • All State of Michigan scholarship and grant programs housed in one office.
  • OSG administers 14 different programs for students.
  • OSG staff is dedicated and committed to helping students.
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Office of Scholarships and Grants
  • Programs Administered
    • Michigan Competitive Scholarship
    • Michigan Tuition Grant
    • Michigan Merit Award
    • Tuition Incentive Program (TIP)
    • Michigan Nursing Scholarship
    • Robert C. Byrd Honors Scholarship
    • Work-Study Undergraduate
    • Work-Study Graduate
    • Adult Part-Time Grant (APTG)
    • Michigan Educational Opportunity Grant (MEOG)
    • GEAR-UP Michigan!
    • GEAR-UP College Day
    • LEAP
    • Paul Douglas Teachers Scholarship (repayments only)
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Office of Scholarships and Grants
  • Michigan Competitive Scholarship
    • Maximum award $1,300 for 2006-07
    • Based on need and qualifying ACT score
    • Qualifying ACT score – 90 (sum of four tests)
    • Composite score – 23
    • Best to have seniors complete ACT test by December test date
    • Insure students social security number on ACT document
    • Priority date to file FAFSA – March 1, 2007
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Office of Scholarships and Grants
  • Michigan Tuition Grant
    • Need based
    • Private college specific
    • Minimum annual award - $2,100 for applications received up to July 1, 2007 (for academic year 2006-07
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Office of Scholarships and Grants
  • Michigan Tuition Grant and Michigan Competitive Scholarship
    • Both need based
    • 2007-08 FAFSA is yellow
    • State residency:
      • #18 students “MI”
      • #68 parents “MI”
    • Question #24 year in college – must be answered “0” for high school seniors
    • List Michigan college for consideration
    • List preferred college first
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Office of Scholarships and Grants
  • Michigan Merit Award
    • $3,000 maximum award ($2,500 high school and up to $500 middle school)
    • High school amount is based on MEAP test scores:
      • Level 1 or 2 in math
      • Level 1 or 2 in science
      • Level 1 or 2 in writing
      • Level 1 or 2 in reading
    • Must take all four high school tests to be considered for a Merit award.
    • Only students who earn a high school award are eligible for a middle school award.
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Office of Scholarships and Grants
  • Michigan Merit Award
    • Eligibility Criteria:
      • Alternate A: 1 or 2 in two MEAP areas combined with qualifying ACT or SAT score
        • ACT – 24
        • SAT – 1170

Or

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Office of Scholarships and Grants
  • Michigan Merit Award
    • Eligibility Criteria:
      • Alternate B: 1 or 2 in two MEAP areas combined with qualifying scores on WorkKeys Job Skills Assessment Tests
        • Reading for Information
        • Applied Mathematics
        • Locating Information
        • Writing
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Office of Scholarships and Grants
  • Michigan Merit Award
    • Grade 12 – seniors (Class of 2007)
      • Encourage students to re-test in MEAP – (Not MME)
      • MEAP testing will be from March 12-30. Check with your MEAP coordinator to see when your school will be administering the tests
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Office of Scholarships and Grants
  • Michigan Merit Award
    • Grade 11 – Juniors (Class of 2008)
      • All juniors MUST take the Michigan Merit Exam (MME)
    • Students must take ALL parts of the MME to be considered eligible for a Merit award
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Office of Scholarships and Grants
  • Michigan Merit Award
    • Grades 11 and 12 – Spring Administration
      • March 13 – ACT Plus Writing
      • March 14 – WorkKeys, reading + Michigan mathematics
      • March 14-21 – Michigan science and social studies (augmented)
      • March 27 – Makeup ACT Plus Writing
      • March 28 – Makeup WorkKeys + Michigan mathematics
      • March 28- April 4 – Makeup Michigan science and social studies
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Office of Scholarships and Grants
  • Michigan Merit Award
    • Deadline for the class of 2006 to certify is November 15, 2006, to use funds during the 06-07 academic year.
    • Deadline for the class of 2007 to certify is November 15, 2007.
    • Class of 2007 awards are subject to approved and available funding.
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Office of Scholarships and Grants
  • Tuition Incentive Program (TIP)
    • Phase I – Pays up to 80 semester or 120 term credits toward an Associate’s Degree or Certificate
      • Not all 4-year schools offer Associate’s Degree programs and, therefore, cannot participate in Phase I.
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Office of Scholarships and Grants
  • Tuition Incentive Program (TIP)
    • Phase II – Pays up to $2,000 for credits earned in a 4-year program at a Michigan degree-granting college or university. (Must have 56 transferable semester or 84 transferable term credits or an Associate’s Degree or Certificate.)
    • Phase II – Must be completed within 30 months of completion of Phase I.
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Office of Scholarships and Grants
  • Tuition Incentive Program (TIP)
    • Must have been Medicaid eligible for 24 months out of a 36 consecutive month period.
    • May be identified as early as sixth grade

(age 12)

    • Contact OSG if you suspect a student is eligible and has not received a letter.
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Office of Scholarships and Grants
  • Michigan Nursing Scholarship (MNS)
    • Available for undergraduate and graduate study
    • Award maximum - $4,000 per year
    • Renewable
    • Colleges select recipients
    • Selection criteria – some colleges use GPA and some use need
    • Contact college to apply directly
    • There is a work requirement that awardees must complete or the scholarship reverts to a loan
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Office of Scholarships and Grants
  • Campus-Based Programs
    • State allocates lump sums to colleges and colleges select eligible students for these programs
      • Michigan Work-Study (undergraduate and graduate)
      • Michigan Educational Opportunity Grant (MEOG)
      • Michigan Adult Part-Time Grant (APTG)
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Office of Scholarships and Grants
  • Robert C. Byrd Honors Scholarship
    • Merit-based award
    • Maximum award - $1,500
    • Renewable for up to 4 years
    • January – OSG sends nomination form to each high school principal and guidance office requesting each school to nominate one student for the award.
    • Deadline for return of nomination form is

March 1st.

    • Spring – OSG notifies high schools of selected recipients and sends certificates to schools.
    • June – letter and form sent to recipient’s home address.
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Office of Scholarships and Grants
  • Summary
    • Future programs dependent on annual legislative initiatives and/or appropriations.
    • Stay tuned to Web site: www.michigan.gov/studentaid
    • OSG customer call center (toll free):

1-888-4-GRANTS (888-447-2687)

    • OSG e-mail address: OSG@michigan.gov
paying for college in michigan
Paying for College in Michigan
  • Promotes Michigan Financial Aid Programs
  • General Information on Federal Financial Aid Programs
  • Information on Applying for Financial Aid
  • Resource for Searching for Scholarships
  • College Planning Calendars for
  • Juniors and Seniors
  • Locations of Michigan Colleges
  • and Universities
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Paying for College in Michigan
  • Publication Requests:
    • Telephone: 1-800-642-5626, Extension 37054
    • Email: sfs@michigan.gov
    • Fax: 1-517-241-0155
michigan postsecondary handbook
Michigan Postsecondary Handbook
  • Yearly Updates
    • Profile Pages
    • Proprietary School Program Inventory
    • CIP Code Directory
    • Occupational Programs Licensed by Other State Agencies
    • Advanced Placement and Dual Enrollment Policies
    • Appendix Information
michigan postsecondary handbook1
Michigan Postsecondary Handbook
  • Every Other Year Updates
    • Two- and Four- Year Colleges and Universities Program Inventory
  • Distribution will begin in December 2006
  • Publication Requests
    • Contact: Patty Hill
    • Telephone: 1-800-642-5626, Extension 36051
    • Email: hillpl@michigan.gov
    • Fax: 1-517-241-0155
college access initiative
College Access Initiative
  • Deficit Reduction Act of 2005 signed into law on February 8, 2006.
  • Requires guaranty agencies to promote access to postsecondary education:
    • Career planning
    • Planning for college
    • Finding a college
    • Paying for college
  • New Web site launched on September 18, 2006 www.going2college.org
michigan gear up college day
Michigan GEAR UP/College Day
  • Student Financial Services Bureau’s role:
    • Provides Financial Aid Workshops to targeted school districts.
    • Provides professional development opportunities to middle and high school counselors and educators.
    • Manages the Scholarship Fund.
mga outreach services
MGA – Outreach Services
  • Outreach Activities – FY 06
    • Financial Aid Presentations – 58 events
      • General Financial Aid
      • Completing the FAFSA
      • Scholarship Searches and Scams
    • Early Awareness
      • Lessons in Dollars – two events
      • Extreme Reality Program – eight events
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MGA – Outreach Services
  • Outreach Activities – FY 06
    • High School and College Fairs – 11 events
    • Bureau-wide Initiative
      • Five full-time staff
      • 18 volunteers
      • Training started in late January of 2005
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College Goal Sunday
  • Date:

February 11, 2007

from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m.

  • Lansing site:

Lansing Community College – West Campus, 5708 Cornerstone Drive

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College Goal Sunday
  • Opportunities:
      • Individualized help from financial aid professionals
      • 2 computer labs available to file FAFSA on the Web
      • Financial aid presentation on completing the FAFSA and general financial aid information
      • Display booth with financial aid information