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Michigan College Month is a great time to get started on your college application

October 17, 2017

Finlandia University’s admissions office works hard to make sure the college enrollment process is as easy as possible, and for those ready to get started there is no better time to get started than October, a month the Michigan College Access Network has declared Michigan College Month.

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Michigan College MonthThree Benefits to Applying for College in October

1 – Full access to financial aid opportunities. By applying in October you’ll have more access to funding at the school, funding from the state and funding from the federal government. All of these possibilities mean you’ll make college as affordable as possible.

  1. Time to make sure you find the right college. Finding the right college for you means finding an academic program that you will find fulfilling, finding a safe campus that will promote personal and professional growth, checking on program waiting lists (for instance, our nursing program has no waiting list), and finding a place of belonging. By starting in October, you’ll have time to fully explore your options to make a decision that will be best for you.
  2. New FAFSA timeline. Due to Prior-Prior Year FAFSA legislation, the most significant and intensive steps in the college-going process now happen earlier. At Finlandia University that means a full look at financial aid opportunity is available as soon as this fall. Remember, our school’s FAFSA code is 002322.

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Michigan College Month

Michigan College Month is part of a national initiative with the goal to provide every graduating high school senior the opportunity to apply to college and for financial aid. Special focus is placed on assisting students who would be the first in their families to attend college and students who may not have otherwise seriously considered applying to college. Michigan College Month can open the door for students by encouraging them to take the most significant steps toward college in their senior year. Michigan College Month emphasizes the relationship between applying to and paying for college and helps break down some of the most complex and commonly cited barriers to attending college.

Learn more at micollegeaccess.org.