Apply for Aid

To apply for federal, state, and institutional aid, you need to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Completing the FAFSA is free, easy to complete, and gives you access to the largest sources of financial aid to pay for college. Be sure to include the Schoolcraft College School Code of 002315 so we get your information.

How do I apply?

  1. The FAFSA is available online their website
  2. You can also complete the 2021–22 & 2022-23 FAFSA form using the myStudentAid app:
    • Download the myStudentAid app in the Apple App Store (iOS) or Google Play (Android).
    • The myFAFSA component—which is used to complete the FAFSA form—is the app’s featured function. Note: If you downloaded the app prior to Oct. 1, you must download an update to access the 2021–22 or 2022-23 FAFSA form.

Applying for Financial Aid

When should I submit the FAFSA?

FAFSA Application Dates
If You Plan To Attend College During You Will Submit This FAFSA You Can Submit the FAFSA From Using Income and Tax Information From
Fall 2021
Winter 2022
Spring/Summer 2022
2021-22 October 1, 2020-June 30, 2022 2019
Fall 2022
Winter 2023
Spring/Summer 2023
2022-23 October 1, 2021-June 30, 2023 2020

What does completing the FAFSA early mean for Schoolcraft students?

The availability of the FAFSA beginning Oct 1 will mean that Schoolcraft will start processing and awarding 2022-23 FAFSA’s beginning in early March 2022. Once we begin the awarding process, students will need to check their SC mail account for their award notice or if the Office of Financial Aid requires additional information.

For students completing the 2022-2023 FAFSA, Schoolcraft College will receive your completed FAFSA within 7-10 business days. Once we receive the FAFSA, will notify you thru your Schoolcraft College
email address regarding your application status. You can review your application status and receive your award letter from the Financial Aid menu on Ocelot Access.

Steps to Transfer Tax Information Into Your FAFSA Form

A simple, step-by-step process is available on the Student Aid website for transferring tax information into your FAFSA form. For a visual presentation, you can click on the graphic to the right.

Dependency Status

All applicants for federal student aid are considered either “independent” or “dependent.” Dependent students are required to include information about their parents on the FAFSA. The FAFSA will ask a few questions, to determine which category you fit into. Am I Dependent or Independent?

If you have questions about your dependency status or need more information, please visit

What is an EFC?

The Expected Family Contribution (EFC) is an evaluation of your family’s ability to contribute to college expenses. The EFC is calculated using a formula established by law. All the financial information you provide on the FAFSA is considered in the formula. Also considered are your family size and the number of family members who will attend college during the year. Schools use the EFC to determine your federal student aid eligibility and financial aid award.

Note: Your EFC is not the amount of money your family will have to pay for college nor is it the amount of federal student aid you will receive. It is a number used by the school to calculate the amount of financial aid you are eligible to receive.

What is verification?

Some FAFSA applications are selected for a process called verification. If your FAFSA has been selected for verification, Schoolcraft College will email you at your SC mail.

Approximately 1 out of every 3 FAFSA filers are selected for verification. During this process, the college collects documentation from applicants to check the accuracy of the FAFSA application.  If selected, documents will be requested through Ocelot Access and available at on our forms web page.

Please do not submit any documents to our office that are not specifically requested. 

Still Have Questions?

Contact the Financial Aid Office at 734-462-4433 or