Financial Aid + FAFSA

Current ROHS students can request to send their transcripts to a college/university through SCOIR. Review the steps to send transcripts through SCOIR here. If you have any questions contact Mrs. Sandzik in the Student Service Center.

Tina Lawrence (bestina.lawrence@royaloakschools.org). Call (248) 435-8500 ext.1075 for more information.


 If you are eligible for financial aid from the school(s) to which you apply, you will receive information from that school after your application is accepted.  

 

  • Visit the office of Financial Aid/Scholarships at your individual schools (online) for a listing of potential scholarships offered by that college. 
  • Most scholarship aid is organized into a package from your college after they receive your FAFSA information.  The aid package may consist of (a) grants, (b) loans, and/or (c) work study/internships.  Please work closely with the college financial aid office you plan to attend.

 

FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid)

  •  Information available online beginning October 1st https://studentaid.gov/h/apply-for-aid/fafsa
  •  FAFSA is required by all colleges before you’re considered for need-based loans or financial aid.
  •  A FAFSA can be submitted beginning October 1st of your senior year
  •  If you expect need-based aid from the state of Michigan, mail it by mid-February.
  • After you submit the FAFSA, within several weeks you will receive a STUDENT AID REPORT (SAR) which details your financial aid package from the federal government and tells about loans or grants for which you are eligible.
  • Need Help Completing your FAFSA?
  • Attend ROHS FAFSA Workshop…date TBD (typically in early October)
  • Local colleges offer workshops throughout metro Detroit.  Watch for communications about these opportunities.   

FAFSA4caster

Provide some basic information and the FAFSA4caster estimate your eligibility for federal student aid.

Your estimate will be shown in the "College Cost Worksheet" where you can also provide estimated amounts of other student aid and savings that can go towards your college education.

 

Net Price Calculator

Net price calculators are available on a college’s or university’s website and allow prospective students to enter information about themselves to find out what students like them paid to attend the institution in the previous year, after taking grants and scholarship aid into account.

 

Federal Student Aid Website

 

 Michigan Achievement Scholarship

 


Filling out the FAFSA...

3 simple steps:

  1. Create an FSA ID and record on FSA ID and FAFSA Instructional Worksheet.  
  2. Gather relevant documents using the FAFSA Checklist 
  3. Begin the FAFSA

 Add Colleges/Schools on FAFSA + Create an MISSG portal!

  • You must list an eligible Michigan college to be considered for state grant aid
  • Initial state of Michigan grant awards will be made to the college listed first on your FAFSA form.
  • If you update your school choice later, please notify your state agency by accessing the Michigan Student Scholarships & Grants student portal.

 


After the FAFSA...

after the fafsa


 Need help with the FAFSA?

 Schedule a Virtual FAFSA Appointment with a Financial Aid expert!

  • Virtual FAFSA Appointments are available to assist high school seniors and their parents complete the FAFSA with professional assistance on an individual basis in a private webinar environment. Appointments are private and secure.

    Virtual appointments take place online from the comfort of your own home or other location you choose. You will receive a private link to your personal webinar environment after signing up for a virtual appointment. These appointments are free and available to the public.

    • Prior to your appointment please review the FAFSA Checklist for a list of items necessary to complete the FAFSA. 
    • Students and parents should each create an FSA ID at least one week prior to completing the FAFSA. Create an FSA ID now. 
    • Use the FSA ID Worksheet to record related information for your files. 

    Understanding the Financial Aid Award Letters

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  •  Student Loans & How to Fund a Gap


    Additional Resources