FAFSA Presentation

Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

As of December 2023, seniors can begin filling out their Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).  This is required by all colleges to attend.  We are hosting GRCC's Financial Aid office in our library on Wednesday, December 12th from 6:00-7:00pm for parents and students to get help with their FAFSA.  If you plan to attend, please RSVP to Mr. Wilson (jeff.wilson@kentcityschools.org).  GRCC also has staff available to help families complete their FAFSA via phone/virtual appointments or in-person appointments.  Though other colleges also are helping with the FAFSA, we have had a great relationship with GRCC helping with this process.  Click here to schedule an appointment with GRCC 

  • Completing the FAFSA typically takes approximately one hour.
  • Go to studentaid.gov to create your FSA ID & Password for the 2024-2025 year.
  • Important documents you will want to have on hand before meeting with GRCC are:  Social Security #'s (student, parents, step parents), Federal Tax Returns from 2022 (student, parents, step parents) and Benefit and asset information from 2022 (student, parents, step-parents).   The financial information needed for the 24-25 FAFSA will be looking at the 2022 tax year. Benefit and asset information is also from the 2022 year.
  • The FAFSA on the Web Worksheet is helpful document that shows you what documents you need to complete the FAFSA. WATCH FOR UPDATED 24-25 WORKSHEET
  • Again, click here to schedule an appointment with GRCC for help with the FAFSA

Additional topics to be covered:

*  The advantages of applying for financial aid
*  The myths regarding financial aid
*  Walking through the process of filing for the FAFSA
*  How to use all of the online services for federal loans and grants
*  Important tips on how to fill out the forms
*  Michigan programs that are available to all students
*  New highlights on student financial programs
*  What happens after you apply for the FAFSA
*  Explaining the process changes of the FAFSA
If you have any questions, please contact jeff.wilson@kentcityschools.org

Federal Student Aid:  Find the Information You Need Online 

Click here to start your FAFSA.  Your first step is establishing your FSA ID.

Click here for online assistance with the FAFSA.


 Notice that there are Federal, State and College Deadlines.