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 2017-2018 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

 Starting with Academic Year 2017-18, the traditional FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) submission date of January 1 will change to October 1. In addition, families will be able to use tax information from the prior year.
Please click link for information on filling out the FAFSA, how to avoid scams, student aid  & scholarships and upcoming LOCAL events for "Making College Affordable", "Financial Aid Preparing for College", and many other topics!

Michigan Department of Treasury-Student Financial Services Bureau

Michigan Department of Treasury-Student Financial Services Bureau office does not know which college a student plans to attend; therefore, State aid awards are based on the first college listed on the FAFSA. Students must file a renewal FAFSA every year to be considered for continued program eligibility. Students are also responsible for notifying  the Michigan Department of Treasury-Student Financial Services Bureau office if their college choice changes-this can be done online using the MiSSG Student Portal at or by phone at 1-888-4-GRANTS (888-447-2687).

Sallie Mae


The U.S. Department of Education offers low-interest loans to eligible students to help cover the cost of college or career school.  Students may be eligible to receive subsidized and unsubsidized loans based on their financial need.

The Student Loan Report was founded in 2015 by Drew Cloud after he had difficulty finding the most recent student loan news and information all in one place.
The Student Loan Report aims to cover all student loan news, around the nation and internationally, so borrowers can stay informed about the debt that has a substantial impact on their lives.  The Student Loan Report covers all student loan news - nationally, regionally, and internationally. The site also tracks and reports changes in the student loan industry as this often has a considerable impact on borrowers.
​The Student Loan Report has been featured in CNBC, Forbes, The Today Show, the Washington Post, MarketWatch, Business Insider, and many other sites.
  • The Student Loan Report 

  • was created to provide students and parents with the know-how to plan and pay for college. This website offers a variety of resources and tips to help you through each step of the process and provide you with the power to plan your future. If you have questions about Discover Student Loans, visit or call 1-800-STUDENT anytime 24/7.
    • Compare Award Letters: The Award Letter is an important factor for many families as they try to figure out which schools they can afford to send their student to. However, they’re not always written in the clearest language. Our Award Letter Comparison Tool, can help students and parents interpret their financial aid packages from up to 5 different schools to help determine which one is best for them.
    • College Decision Day: Some of your students may know which school they want to attend without a doubt, but others may be a bit unsure. Either way, now that they’ve been accepted, making that final choice can be intimidating. That’s why we’ve created this handy quiz to help students decide what's the best fit.
    • Scholarship Sweepstakes Award: It’s not too late to get more money for college. Your students and parents have a chance to win a $10,000 scholarship from Discover Student Loans! The first drawing is April 9, so be sure to have them visit College Covered to enter.


Financial Aid Presentation: Oakland University

Visit our College Information page for additional scholarship and financial aid opportunities, as well as college search &  planning information