North Building: (616) 994-5000

South Building: (616) 738-6700

Financial Aid

Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

Seniors and their families should submit their FAFSA online at www.fafsa.ed.gov by March 1.

March 1 is the priority deadline for Michigan. Do NOT submit prior to January 1 of your senior year.

You can still apply for financial aid after March 1 if you have missed that deadline.

For some colleges, you may get more financial aid if you apply soon after January 1.

Helpful FAFSA Documents

FAFSA FAST FACTS

Who is my parents when I fill out the FAFSA

FAFSA dependency facts

FAFSA Workshop Day at WOHS on February 20, 2014

WOHS Counseling Department will host a FAFSA Workshop Day on February 20, 2014. There are three session available for parents; 8-10 am, 12-2pm, or 6-8pm. All sessions will take place in lab A108 in North.

Counselors and college financial aid officers will be on hand explain the FAFSA application process and assist parents in completing it online.

Contact your college Financial Aid Office

It is important to communicate directly with the Financial Aid Office of the colleges you are considering.

They can answer specific questions about your financial aid package and suggest other sources of aid or scholarships for you.

Download a worksheet from the FAFSA site

Prior to completing your online application, it is helpful to download and print the worksheet to review the questions and information you will need to gather. A PDF version is also available at www.FederalStudentAid.ed.gov or call 1-800-4-FED-AID to request a paper application.

Student Aid Report (SAR)

Once your FAFSA application is received and processed you will receive your Student Aid Report (SAR) by e-mail or by mail. You should review your SAR for any necessary corrections or updates. If you do not hear anything within three weeks go to the FAFSA website and select “Check the Status of a Submitted FAFSA” or call 1-800-4-FED-AID.

Additional Resources

For personal assistance with your FAFSA, attend College Goal Sunday at a location near you.

Visit www.micollegegoal.org for locations and further information.

Funding Education Beyond High School:

The Guide to Federal Student Aid

This complete guide which gives in-depth information on Federal aid is available online at www.FederalStudentAid.ed.gov/pubs.

Estimate your Financial Aid Award

If you’d like to get an estimate of your financial aid award, use FAFSA4caster at

www.FederalStudentAid.ed.gov.

Available in Spanish

The online FAFSA application is available in Spanish as well as the online Guide to Federal Student Aid.

Simply look for and select the “Spanish” option.