Financial Support

Various money symbols, bills, and coins surrounding a graduateFree Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®)

The single most important step you can take to get money for college is to complete your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®). The FAFSA is the gateway to more than $150 billion in college grants, work-study funds, federal student loans, state aid, as well as many scholarships.

A new Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is coming soon! The FAFSA is being overhauled for 2024-2025. It is branded as the “Better FAFSA” because changes are being made to create a shorter, more simplified form along with other improvements. As a result, there is a delay in the launch of the new FAFSA until December 2023 (instead of October).

Students and parents are encouraged to create their FSA ID ahead of time. The FSA ID is required to complete the FAFSA.

Filling out the FAFSA is key for getting money for college and career training!

Genesee Opportunity 

The 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 GO stipend is not based on income or grades and is funded through a millage approved by Genesee County voters.

Local Financial Support Resources

Flint Promise - Connecting Students to the Future
Go Blue Guarantee - University of Michigan

Michigan Student Aid Programs and Scholarships 

The state of Michigan offers a variety of scholarships and grants for students. Visit Michigan Student Aid Programs and Scholarships to see the full list, which includes these opportunities:
Fostering Futures Scholarship
Michigan Achievement Scholarship
Michigan Competitive Scholarship
Michigan Tuition Incentive Program (TIP)
Michigan Tuition Grant
Police Officer’s and Fire Fighter’s Survivor Tuition Grant
The Michigan Student Aid Student Scholarships and Grants (MiSSG) student portal allows students to see what state aid programs they may qualify for. Students can also change their college choice and complete applications for additional state grants and scholarships. Find the MiSSG student portal here.