College Financial Aid Info Night

Dear Mercy Parents / Guardians,
 
Please find below important information from the Mercy Counseling Office regarding the upcoming College Financial Aid Information Night. Questions can be directed to Mercy Counselor Kristen Casey, (248) 476-8020 ext.1526 or kkcasey@mhsmi.org.

 

Thank you,
Mercy High Counseling Office
College Financial Aid Information Night 
 
We invite you to attend this College Financial Aid Event held at Mercy High School on Wednesday, September 18, 2019, at 7:00 pm in the Auditorium.
 
This presentation is designed to shed light on the financial reality of going to college and help families gain a greater understanding of the financial aid process. A representative from Albion College's Office of Financial Aid will present. Your daughter does not need to be applying to or considering Albion for this to be beneficial, as the information speaks to the college financial aid process across institutions.
  
You will come away from the presentation having a greater understanding of:
 
  • Gift Aid vs. Merit Aid
  • Work-Study
  • Loans (Student, Parent Plus)
  • FAFSA
  • CSS Profile 
  • How the U.S. Department of Education calculates your Expected Family Contribution (EFC)
  • How aid is awarded
  • The financial aid timeline for success - what you should be doing and when
This is an annual information event. With regards to the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid), senior families can begin the application process now and filing of the FAFSA can start as early as October 1. Each state and school has its own FAFSA deadline. Check a college's deadline on its website or by calling it's Financial Aid Office.  Most state deadlines are at fafsa.gov/deadlines. When considering whether or not to file a FAFSA form, keep in mind that some schools won't consider a student for merit scholarships until a FAFSA has been submitted. We encourage you to learn about each college's policy.