Students and families who have completed their Free Application for Student Aid (FAFSA) and received a financial aid award letter from their chosen college or university are encouraged to attend an upcoming webinar, according to the Michigan Department of Treasury.

This webinar can help students and families navigate the complexity of college and university award letters, providing valuable insight on how to pay for college. Time will also be dedicated to providing information on the Michigan Achievement Scholarship, which is a ‘game changer’ for the Class of 2023 students. Don’t hesitate to sign up for a session today!

The MI Student Aid Outreach Team will be providing the following information during the webinars:

  • How to compare college financial aid award letters.
  • Tools to help students and families make the best financial decisions.
  • Better understand the individual scholarships, grants and loans offered.
  • Scholarship search resources and easy to use budgeting tools.
  • Submit general aid related questions via Q&A and receive real-time answers.

All sessions are free of charge and open to the public. Please register for one session only, as space is limited. 

For more resources, visit Understanding Your Award Letter on MI Student Aid’s website.

Michigan Achievement Scholarship: Students who graduate from high school in Michigan with a diploma, certificate of completion or achieved a high school equivalency certificate in 2023 or after may be eligible for more financial aid from the state of Michigan through the Michigan Achievement Scholarship. Possible student awards include: 

  • Up to $2,000 if they attend an eligible training provider in Michigan, per year, up to two years.
  • Up to $2,750 if they attend a Michigan community college, per year, up to three years.
  • Up to $4,000 if they attend a Michigan private college or university, per year, up to five years.
  • Up to $5,500 if they attend a Michigan public university, per year, up to five years.

Completion of the FAFSA is required to be considered for the Michigan Achievement Scholarship. To get started with the FAFSA, go to Additional information about the Michigan Achievement Scholarship is available at