The financial aid process begins when you’ve been accepted to Michigan Tech. Once you’re accepted, your application for admission serves as your application for the majority of merit-based scholarships.
For all other financial aid (need-based scholarships, grants, loans, and work-study employment), you’ll also need to complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and have the results released to Michigan Tech.
Here’s a timeline to help you stay on track:
1—Get serious about your college plans: apply for admission free online.
Check your high school guidance office for local scholarship opportunities.
Use free online scholarship searches such as www.fastweb.com to research other scholarships you may qualify for. Remember, legitimate scholarships do not require an application fee. Find more warning signs at www.finaid.org.
Seniors in high school will want to apply for the Leading Scholar Award scholarship.
15—Deadline for applications for the Leading Scholar Award scholarship.
1—Begin to complete your FAFSA. You’ll need your federal income tax info from last year and Michigan Tech’s Federal School Code: 002292. You and your parent(s) will also need to apply online for a PIN in order to submit the results electronically.
15—Priority date for admissions and automatic consideration for scholarships.
1—Deadline for filing your FAFSA.
Financial aid packages are prepared and students are notified this month.
1—Your enrollment deposit is due. If you decide not to attend Michigan Tech, this is the last day to cancel your enrollment and receive a full refund of your enrollment deposit. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 888-688-1885 to let us know your plans.