FAFSA Genesee

Why the FAFSA is Important

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®) is the largest source of student financial aid in the nation. Make college or career education possible for you by filling out the FAFSA to get grants, loans, and work study opportunities.

Aid is given on a first come, first served basis, so the best way for parents and graduating seniors to ensure they don’t miss out is to fill out the FAFSA now!

Completing and submitting the FAFSA is free and easier than ever!
Learn the facts about common FAFSA myths.

Get FAFSA Help

The Federal Student Aid Filling Out the FAFSA web area provides helpful information and resources that can help guide you through completing the FAFSA. The FAFSA assistance chatbot can also help!

For more assistance and guidance, call the FAFSA Hotline at (800) 433-3243, or the College Advising Hotline at
(810) 373-5385. Both services are free for students.

How to Apply

Start by going to the Federal Student Aid website or download the free myStudentAid app for iOS or Android.

To complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®) form, the following information is needed:

  • A Federal Student Aid (FSA) ID.
    • The FSA ID is a username and password that gives you access to Federal Student Aid’s online systems and can serve as your legal signature.
    • Create a FSA ID
  • Your Social Security number.
  • Your federal income tax returns and W-2s.
  • Your bank statements/investment records (if applicable). 

Apply Now!

You can complete your FAFSA between October 1 and June 30, but many states and colleges have earlier deadlines. Be sure to apply before your state and college deadlines. Find Michigan’s FAFSA deadline

Fill out the FAFSA as soon as you can after October 1 to be sure that you do not miss out on available aid!

Michigan Student Aid 

Students and parents can visit the MI Student Aid website to find applications and other resources for Michigan’s student aid programs, including the Tuition Incentive Program. Additional resources and links to available state and national scholarships and ways to help make college affordable are also available.

Learn about high-demand occupations needed in Michigan through 2030 in the Michigan Career Outlook guide.

Genesee Opportunity Stipend

Genesee Opportunity logoThe Genesee Opportunity (GO) stipend provides Genesee County high school graduates with money for college, career training, or certification licensing fees. To be eligible, you must reside in Genesee County, Michigan or on a property that is taxed by a Genesee County school district and be a graduate from a high school in Genesee County. The class of 2021 can apply beginning in January 2021. Visit www.geneseego.org to apply!

Learn More

For more information or to request assistance, please call the Greater Flint Educational Consortium at (810) 591-4541, or contact your high school office or counseling staff.