Resources for Financial Aid

The WDJCLP provides interest-free loans to students who need assistance after accessing and accepting all possible sources of financial aid.  For that reason, before applying to the WDJCLP, applicants are required to file a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), which is the first step in obtaining federal assistance.  The following links provide resources for various types of financial aid:

www.fafsa.ed.gov
Before applying to WDJCLP, applicants are required to file a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), which is the first step in obtaining federal assistance. The FAFSA is available on October 1 for the upcoming school year. For help completing the FAFSA, contact your school’s financial aid office. The FAFSA is free; you should never pay to complete or submit your FAFSA.

www.studentaid.ed.gov
This Department of Education website offers information on federal assistance for students.  Under “Publications,” you can download or order The Student Guide, which details each assistance program, how much it offers and who is eligible for it.  The guide is free. The Website also offers the FAFSA4caster, an early eligibility estimator to help you plan ahead.

www.mi.gov/mistudentaid
Michigan’s official Website provides information on paying for college, calculators, and the Michigan Education Trust (MET) plan.

www.micanonline.org/michigan-portal
The Michigan College Access Portal (MichiganCAP) provides free support for students and families in Michigan to simplify the process of transitioning from high school to college and career.

www.fastweb.com
This is a free financial aid search tool, including clear and concise instructions.

www.bigfuture.collegeboard.org/scholarship-search
This website provides information about individual schools, financial aid and scholarship information.  It allows you to search by state or major interests.

www.collegenet.com
This website provides information about individual schools, financial aid and scholarship information.  It allows you to search by state or major interests.

www.collegeboard.com
This website focuses primarily on the College Board exams and includes financial aid information, with a financial aid calculator and scholarship search capabilities.

www.wowwritingworkshop.com
Wow Writing Workshop offers a range of services for students, including help completing scholarship applications as well as listings of scholarship resources.