MASU’s Get MI Degree program urges high school seniors to fill out FAFSA to qualify for college financial aid
October 1 marked the beginning of the annual FAFSA filing season and Michigan’s College Month, part of a national initiative to encourage every graduating high school senior to consider applying to college and for financial aid.
More than 335 high schools are currently participating in Michigan College Month, and for good reason — many high school students and their families do not realize the amount of financial aid available to them through the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid), including grants, scholarships, and federal Work-Study.
Thousands of Michigan students who would qualify for college grants fail to apply every year. Many families don’t think they will qualify for financial aid or don’t know enough about the FAFSA to apply. We want to encourage students to consider college – and fill out the FAFSA starting now for the 2020-21 college year. Doing so could present many more opportunities for fulfilling one’s career and life aspirations.
At getmidegree.org, students can learn more about how a college education is the most reliable path to a middle-class lifestyle, gain direct access to the 15 public universities, learn college success strategies from current students – and get tips on how to fill out the FAFSA.
Daniel Hurley, CEO of the Michigan Association of State Universities
101 S. Washington Square, Suite 600, Lansing, Michigan 48933
The Michigan Association of State Universities serves as the coordinating board for Michigan’s 15 public universities, providing advocacy and fostering policy to maximize the collective value these institutions provide in serving the public interest and the State of Michigan.
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