Financial Aid for College



Completing and submitting a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is the single most important action you can take to get money for college.

The FAFSA is used by schools to put together your financial aid package, including grants, work-study, federal student loans, and even state and school financial aid.

If you’re applying for financial aid for academic year 2022-23, you can now submit your FAFSA starting October 1, 2021. For priority consideration for State financial aid programs, complete the FAFSA before March 1, 2022.  Click on  FAFSA Submission Date for more information.

  • Be sure to submit the FAFSA every year you’re in college.
  • Don't fall for scams. The only site you use to complete a FAFSA application is
  • There is no charge to submit a FAFSA.
  • Aid is awarded on a first-come, first-served basis, so know your deadlines and apply as early as you can to maximize your financial aid.

MI Student Aid Programs at a Glance  

TIP - Tuition Incentive Program

TIP Fact Sheet