FAFSA Completion: Screening and Eligibility

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In a rather welcome effort, Student Scholarships and Grants (SSG) has created a Web portal, MiSSG, for high school counselors specifically! In MiSSG, users will be able to view records for students currently attending their high school. Users with access to MiSSG, can access FAFSA Completion reports, Tuition Incentive Program (TIP) reports of eligible students, and ACT/SAT data. We have come a long way in just a few short years and Muskegon Opportunity is confident this will be a great tool for us all!

Important note: For high school counselors to have access to MiSSG, their principal must complete a NEW Data Use Agreement and Data Receiver Designee Form each year.

Counselors are encouraged to talk to their enrolled seniors about the importance of completing a FAFSA application.  Most higher education institutions would like the FAFSA completed prior to March 1 to ensure students can take advantage of plentiful student aid packages, however many will accept a completed FAFSA application up to 4 weeks prior to the date of the college enrollment.

For questions or further assistance, please contact SSG directly at 1-888-4-GRANTS, or 1-888-447-2687, email ssg@michigan.gov, or visit their webpage at www.michigan.gov/ssg.

For more information about accessing MiSSG, please watch this short video.

A little hesitant about student debt?

The goal of the Student Scholarships and Grants (SSG) is to help students pay for college and provide a “one-stop-shop” for the administration of Michigan’s scholarships and grants programs. For additional information: Affording College in Michigan: Guidebook for Students and Families