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MI Student Aid - Michigan Postsecondary Handbook. Financial Aid Shopping Sheet. This Web page provides students, families and institutions with resources and background about the development and adoption of the Financial Aid Shopping Sheet.

Financial Aid Shopping Sheet

The Shopping Sheet was previously referred to as the Model Financial Aid Offer Form and Know Before You Owe. The Financial Aid Shopping Sheet (PDF) is a consumer tool that participating institutions will use to notify students about their financial aid package. It is a standardized form that is designed to simplify the information that prospective students receive about costs and financial aid so that they can easily compare institutions and make informed decisions about where to attend school. The Shopping Sheet became available for use beginning in the 2013-2014 award year.

In July 2012, the Obama Administration unveiled the 2013-2014 version of the Shopping Sheet. Institutions may contact to indicate their commitment to use the Shopping Sheet. Shopping Sheet Documents OPE Policy Page | OPE Home. MI Student Aid - What am I Eligible For??? SSGBudgetAndCollegeChecklist 416272 7. ProgramsGlance 465231 7. Resource Library - Casey Family Programs. SSG Guidebook 450336 7. Paying for College: Learn about Financial Aid, Scholarships and FAFSA.

A Parent's Guide to Financial Aid. Your child is worried about getting into college—but you're probably more concerned about paying for it.

A Parent's Guide to Financial Aid

Here's the good news: there is plenty of financial assistance for families paying for college. You just need to know how to get it. The prospect of applying for financial aid can seem intimidating—especially the first time. But the financial aid process is not as difficult as you think. All it takes is time, a little organization—and a lot of paperwork/online forms. Previewing Your Magic Number The "magic number" of the financial aid process is the Expected Family Contribution (EFC).

You can get a preview of your EFC using one of several calculators on the Internet (to get two estimates based on the two most widely used methods). "Do not assume you will be ineligible [for financial aid] before calculating your expected contribution with this tool," says Robert Massa, vice president of enrollment, student life, and college relations at Dickinson College (PA). How It All Works The FAFSA. Module Three Grants Scholarships Loans s1 Chart12015. Directory of Associations.

0787ae7a3bcd4d0e98888ea6e82a69344. 2015 16 do you need money. Avoiding Scams. Before you apply for financial aid, learn how to spot potential fraud, avoid paying for free services, and prevent identity theft.

Avoiding Scams

Save Your Money: Don’t Pay for Help to Find Money for CollegeTry These Free Sources of InformationDon’t Pay for the FAFSA® Save Your Identity: How Does Identity Theft Happen? Reduce Your Risk When Applying for AidHow We Keep Your Information Safe Report Fraud and Identity Theft: Report Financial Aid FraudReport Fraudulent Activity by a CollegeReport Identity Theft Save Your Money Don’t Pay for Help to Find Money for College Commercial financial aid advice services can cost well over $1,000. If you're unsure whether to pay a company for help finding financial aid, stop and think for a minute: What's being offered?

"Buy now or miss this opportunity. " Top Try These Free Sources of Information Types of Federal Student Aidother federal agenciesa college or career school financial aid officea high school or TRIO counselor your state grant agency the U.S. College Results Online. Fastweb : Scholarships, Financial Aid, Student Loans and Colleges. College Board - Net Price Calculator for Students. Compare financial aid and college cost. College Scorecard. Types of Aid. Financial aid is money to help pay for college or career school.

Types of Aid

Aid can come from Besides financial aid, you also should think about what you can do to lower your costs when you go to college. “Types of Federal Student Aid” Video Check out this video to learn about grants, loans, and work-study jobs and how they can help fund your education. (Captioning available in English and Spanish; just start the video and click on the CC symbol at the bottom.) View accessible version (wmv) Aid and Other Resources From the Federal Government The federal government offers a number of financial aid programs. The U.S. Federal student aid includes: Grants—financial aid that doesn’t have to be repaid (unless, for example, you withdraw from school and owe a refund)Loans— borrowed money for college or career school; you must repay your loans, with interestWork-Study—a work program through which you earn money to help you pay for school Top.

CounselorSourcebook 7thEdition Ch8. Federal Student Aid. Types of Aid. MI Student Aid - Scholarships & Grants. Financial Aid Can Help You Afford College. With financial aid, many students who can’t afford the full cost of college are able to earn their degrees.

Financial Aid Can Help You Afford College