Complete your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
You can start completing the FAFSA in December--exact date TBD.
- The priority deadline for Michigan students is May 1.
Steps to Complete FAFSA
- Collect the information and documents you need to complete the FAFSA.
- Set up an FSA ID for yourself. Have one parent set up an FSA ID for themselves. https://studentaid.gov/fsa-id/create-account/launch
- Complete the FAFSA with a parent. https://studentaid.gov/h/apply-for-aid/fafsa
The FAFSA needs to be completed every year.
Types of Financial Aid
Grants and Scholarships—financial aid that doesn't have to be repaid. Grants are usually based on income and scholarships are usually based on achievement.
Work-study—a work program through which you earn money to help you pay for school
Loans—borrowed money for college or career school; you must repay your loans, with interest. Federal loans and Parent loans are available with the FAFSA and are usually lower interest than other private loans.
Research Scholarships: LHS Counseling Scholarships Website
MICHIGAN ACHIEVEMENT SCHOLARSHIP WEBINARS
High school students and families interested in learning more about the Michigan Achievement Scholarship are encouraged to register for an informational webinar provided by Michigan Department of Treasury’s MI Student Aid team.
All sessions are free of charge and open to the public.