Financial Aid Steps

These steps can help guide you through the financial aid process. If you need any additional help, we’re here for you.

Ready to apply for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)?

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is available to students participating in the NCMC partnership (Option B). This includes Federal Pell Grants, Student Loans, and Parent PLUS Loans. Application instructions will be shared directly with applying students.

Apply for Federal Pell Grant

In order to be considered for financial aid, North Central Michigan College requires that all U.S. citizens and permanent residents complete the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid). You will need to enter North Central Michigan College’s school code: 002299.

The FAFSA process is easy, just apply for an FSA ID and complete the FAFSA to receive your Award Notification.

Apply for a Federal Direct Stafford Loan

Stafford loans are educational loans that need to be repaid. Loans are guaranteed by the federal government and funded through the U.S. Department of Education. Students must file a FAFSA form to participate in federal loan programs. Additionally, students must complete the NCMC Loan Application process. Click the button below to visit NCMC’s Loan webpage.

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Options for the Remaining Balance

Here are some different options to help cover your remaining balance.

Grants + Scholarships

Grants and scholarships are awards that are merit and/or need-based, and which do not need to be repaid. The Young Americans Board of Directors has approved a number of partial tuition scholarships. Scholarships are available and awarded based upon a criteria mix including audition presentation, program of study, financial need, growth potential, and personal letters of recommendation.

Application instructions will be shared directly with applying students. Applications are due April 1st each year. Awards are typically announced in mid April.

View List of Available Grants + Scholarships

The Young Americans College of the Performing Arts Scholarships

Scholarships are awards that are merit and/or need-based, and do not need to be repaid. Awards given to students based upon a mix of criteria including financial need, audition presentation, program of study, growth potential, and personal letters of recommendation

Federal Pell Grant

Federally funded, need-based grant program. Criteria: Financial need as determined by filing the FAFSA.

Other Scholarships

Ask your school guidance counselor about other scholarship opportunities such as organizations, clubs, and/or foundations in your home town. Many provide scholarships to students from their local area.

Search online for other scholarship opportunities using websites such as scholarships.com, fastweb.com, etc.

Federal Parent PLUS Loan

This is available to parents whose students are participating in the NCMC affiliation. Through this government program, a parent or guardian can apply for a non-need-based, low-interest loan. These funds can be applied toward the student’s tuition, supplies, housing and other eligible school expenses.

Parents must file a FAFSA form to participate in federal loan programs, as well as must complete the NCMC Parent Loan Application process. Click the button below to visit NCMC’s Loan webpage.