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Financial Aid and Scholarship Info


Take time to research options and follow-through with application requirements. 
Try some of these websites to get you started:

Local Help With FAFSA
• Youtube Federal Student Aid 
• FAFSA Website

Financial Aid Visual
• - National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (NASFAA)
• - Click on “Students” or “Parents.” They will need to know what information to bring.
• - a guide to student financial aid and financial aid questions
• Michigan Student Financial Aid Association

Government Sites - Financial Information
• State of Michigan Student Financial Aid
• Tuition Tax Credits and Deductions
• Tax Information for Students

Oakland University - FAFSA assistance/outreach services

Visit to view handouts and other opportunities

NOTE: The links listed above are not under the control of Utica Community Schools. UCS is not responsible for the contents of any linked site or any link contained in a linked site, or any change or updates to such sites. Utica Community Schools are providing these links to you only as a convenience. The inclusion of any link does not imply endorsement of the site by the Utica Community Schools school district.


Michigan Search Scholarship Service

Remember, these should be FREE search services.

• Practice for the SAT - Juniors need to complete a Timed Mini-Section or Diagnostic Quiz at Official SAT Practice on Khan Academy. Open through October 2022.

Community Choice Foundation Graduating High School Scholarship. We recommend you review the eligibility information and essay topic available at prior to beginning your application. If you are ready to complete the application, please proceed to the website


Seniors can still fill out the FAFSA® and determine their eligibility for federal and state financial aid. Plus, students who complete the FAFSA by February 28 can become eligible for $500 College Board Opportunity Scholarships! College Board has partnered with Benefits Data Trust—a national nonprofit—to connect Opportunity Scholarships participants with Wyatt℠, a free FAFSA assistance chatbot that answers questions via text message. Your students can receive around-the-clock help from Wyatt. All seniors can sign up for Wyatt using the link at the top of the Opportunity Scholarships homepage . By confirming completion of the FAFSA, your seniors can enter drawings for $500 scholarships! 

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How Seniors Qualify


They sign up for College Board Opportunity Scholarships, if they haven't yet joined.


They fill out the FAFSA.


Once they've submitted the FAFSA, they visit the My Action Plan page and confirm their submission.


If they're legally ineligible to complete the FAFSA, they can still qualify for this scholarship on their My Action Plan page.

Winners are selected monthly and notified via the email in their College Board accounts. For questions about Opportunity Scholarships, email [email protected] or call 844-298-3554.