Hello!

October is here, which means it’s officially Michigan College Month! The FAFSA application is now open--all seniors must complete it and we will be reaching out to you over the next few weeks to see how it's going! Keep reading to learn more about next steps you should take!

Now is also the time to apply to post-secondary institutions! We will be sharing more in Google Classroom in the next few weeks, but we want to know where you are applying! Fill out this form to let us know (and to qualify for some incentives-stay tuned!)

As a reminder, the Welcome Back scavenger hunt survey is due October 13. You should have received a link to this survey via email. You will want to review the materials in Google Classroom while completing the survey.

*Not sure how to join the classroom? Didn't get an email with the evaluation link? Please reach out to me at mdangelo@drdfs.org or text (734) 354-7274 for assistance.*
Marissa D'Angelo
Next Level Scholars Program Manager
Detroit Regional Dollars for Scholars
mdangelo@drdfs.org
(734) 983-8505
NEWSLETTER CONTENTS:
  • NEW: 2021-2022 FAFSA Application
  • NEW: FAFSA and Fajitas with the Detroit College Ambassadors
  • ICYMI: MCAN's College COVID Response Guide
  • REMINDER: FREE Tutor.Com Account
  • Resource Spotlight: Applying in the Time of COVID
  • Featured Resources
NEW: 2021-2022 FAFSA APPLICATION IS OPEN NOW!
As of October 1st, the FAFSA is now open! As a DRDFS scholarship requirement, students must submit a PDF copy of their FAFSA Student Aid Report (SAR) no later than January 31st.

If you have already completed your FAFSA and have your SAR ready, please submit it here.

Looking for more information?
  • Click here to learn how to complete the FAFSA
  • Instructions on how to find your FAFSA SAR
  • Unsure of what a SAR looks like or how to find your Estimated Family Contribution (EFC)? Click here!

*If you have any questions, please reach out to Erin at evogel@drdfs.org!* 
NEW: FAFSA AND FAJITAS WITH THE DETROIT COLLEGE AMBASSADORS
Need help completing the FAFSA application? The Detroit College Ambassadors will have virtual and in-person assistance available to help you!

The Detroit College Ambassadors are hosting FAFSA and Fajitas, Financial Aid Day on October 31st for all Metro Detroit Students.

  • Event is limited to 20 Students Per Hour
  • The first 10 families who RSVP and fulfill the appointment will receive a $25 Kroger or Amazon Gift Card

Find out more about what you need in advance in order to attend and how to register for this event here!
ICYMI: MCAN'S COLLEGE COVID RESPONSE GUIDE
Many schools across the nation are shifting their admission plans and requirements due to COVID-19. Find out what Michigan colleges and universities are doing for the 20-21 school year, and their plans for students looking to apply for the fall of 2021--find the full list (last updated on 9/21) by clicking here.
REMINDER: TUTOR.COM FOR NEXT LEVEL SCHOLARS
This is a reminder to you that as a Next Level Scholar with Detroit Regional Dollars for Scholars, you have access to FREE online tutoring to help you with your classes this year.

Tutors can help you prepare for exams on key topics and concepts and help you get prepared for whatever your teacher throws at you next!

Tutors are available on demand, 24/7. Simply go to www.tutor.com/drdfs. We hope you find this resource helpful to your academic success!
RESOURCE SPOTLIGHT: APPLYING IN THE TIME OF COVID
Worried about how disruptions to extracurriculars, athletics, and exams will affect your college application? What's the one thing you shouldn't write in your application essay this year?

Check out this webinar series from SixColleges.org!
FEATURED RESOURCES


  • Check out this calendar for student webinar opportunities. UPDATED 10/6

  • If you or your family are in need of any resources, please reach out to us at any time or explore this list of COVID-19 Resources