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  • Twelve Steps to College Access Success

    Not sure where to apply?

    1. Take a virtual campus tour using the links in this document.

    2. Use the U.S. Department of Ed's College Scorecard search

    Not sure how or where to apply?

    1. Use the Michigan College Access Network's document for links to apply to schools as well as information on who is waiving application fees.  

    2. You can apply for multiple schools at once using the Common App.

    Not sure how to send transcripts and/or test scores?

    1. Your counselors can send your transcripts and/or test scores if you create an order through your Parchment account.

    2. Some selective schools require that you send your SAT scores through College Board. If you didn't put the school down when you took the SAT, you can use the College Board website to request that it be sent now for a small fee.

    Not sure how to get help paying for College?

    1. The FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) application is now available. In order to begin your FAFSA application, you must first create an FSA ID for you and a parent/guardian. The deadline for submitting your FAFSA is March 1, 2021.
      STEP 1: Create your FSA ID
      STEP 2: Begin your FAFSA application

    2. To better understand the Financial Aid Process, we recommend you watch Baker College’s FAFSA and Financial Aid Overview video. 

    3. Some students qualify for State of Michigan scholarship programs such as the Tuition Incentive Program (TIP).  To see if you qualify, create an account at MIStudentAid.

    4. Visit our local scholarship database for information on how to apply for local scholarships. 

    5. Use Fastweb to apply for national scholarships.

    Visit the scholarship page for each school that you apply to so you can see what institutional scholarships are available. Google search school name and the word “scholarships” or visit the individual school website.

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