Welcome! We hope that the information found on this page is useful to you and your student. Applying for college can sometimes be an overwhelming task and we are here to make it easier for you.
Where Do We Begin?
The first thing that you and your student will need to think about is where they will go to school. You will want to find a school that is the right fit for you and your child. Things to consider when choosing a school are:
- The minimum ACT and GPA students will need to get into certain schools.
- The right fit for your student. Do they want to begin at a 2-year, 4-year, or Technical School?
- The cost, and the distance from home.
KnowHow2GO: Another useful website that offers 4 easy steps on how to get to college.
WeConnectNow: A website that connects college students with disabilities in access to higher education and employment issues.
You can also find out more information on our Financial Aid Page.
How Will We Pay For College?
There are many resources out there to help your student pay for college. By completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online, your student will be applying for many types of federal, state and scholarship assistance. It is recommended that regardless of your income, ALL students fill out the FAFSA form.
Tuition Incentive Program:
The Tuition Incentive Program (TIP) is an incentive program that encourages eligible students to complete high school by providing tuition assistance for the first two years of college and beyond. To meet the financial eligibility requirement, a student must have (or have had) Medicaid coverage for 24 months within a 36-consecutive month period as identified by Michigan Department of Human Services (DHS). More information and eligibility requirements are on the fact sheet here.
Kalamazoo Community Foundation Scholarships:
There are also many scholarships available through the Kalamazoo Community Foundation. The Foundation offers both need and merit based scholarships.