Hello!
We hope you had a spooky and safe Halloween! We've got a few more treats in store for you this week, including a FAFSA Challenge Raffle!

What's something that's really scary? Missing out on free money and post-secondary options! That's why we want to make sure you have applied to a well-balanced mix of post-secondary institutions and have completed the FAFSA.

Please let us know all of the post-secondary institutions you have applied to so far by filling out this form so we can mail you some college swag and get you connected for next steps!

If you haven't already, we are still collecting student responses from the Next Level Scholars Fall Survey, please take a minute to complete it today, so we can better support you based on your individual needs and goals.
Marissa D'Angelo
Next Level Scholars Program Manager
Detroit Regional Dollars for Scholars
mdangelo@drdfs.org
(734) 983-8505
NEWSLETTER CONTENTS:
  • DRDFS Apply Power Hour Series Recap
  • 2021-22 FAFSA SAR Submission - NEW RAFFLE CHALLENGE!
  • REMINDER: FREE Tutor.Com Account
  • Featured Resources
DRDFS APPLY POWER HOUR SERIES RECAP
To help you with the college application process, DFS hosted some optional informational webinars last week. If you missed them, check out the recordings below and feel free to reach out with any questions/comments you might have.
APPLY POWER HOUR 1: FALL SURVEY REVIEW & MICHIGAN PUBLIC FOCUS
Trouble completing the Fall Survey? Get a behind the scenes look at it & reflect on your responses. Featuring a dive into public post-secondary institutions in Michigan. Most do not require an application fee so you have nothing to lose. Apply today!
APPLY POWER HOUR 2: COLLEGE BOARD OPPORTUNITY SCHOLARSHIP & PRIVATE INSTITUTION FOCUS
Have you heard of “micro-scholarships?” Practicing for the SAT? Building your college list? Completing the FAFSA? You can earn $500 - $40,000 just by completing these steps—check it out and learn more about the College Board Opportunity Scholarship in this session. Plus, we’ll take a look at some “Colleges That Change Lives” and talk about the myth of the sticker price shock at some private institutions.
APPLY POWER HOUR 3: COLLEGE "MATCH AND FIT" & HBCU'S
What do we mean when we say Match & Fit? Learn more in this session as we practice using a few online tools. We’ll also check out some prominent HBCUs that you should consider applying to if you’re interested. 
APPLY POWER HOUR 4: RECAP OF THE WEEK & FAFSA APPLICATION
In the final session, we explored an overview of the FAFSA process based on student questions. We also reviewed the week’s content at a high level, including a focus on the College COVID Response guide which gives a snapshot of post-secondary updates for the upcoming year.
2021-2022 FAFSA SAR SUBMISSION - NEW CHALLENGE!
ANNOUNCING: The FAFSA CHALLENGE

Starting next week, we'll be drawing winners from our FAFSA SAR submissions! Get yours in by 11/9 to be included in the first drawing!

  • Click here to learn how to complete the FAFSA
  • Instructions on how to find your FAFSA SAR

If you have already completed your FAFSA and have your SAR ready, please submit it here.
*More resources coming on Google Classroom. If you have any questions, please reach out to Erin at evogel@drdfs.org!* 
REMINDER: TUTOR.COM FOR NEXT LEVEL SCHOLARS
Based on the results from our Fall Next Level Scholars survey, many of you said you could use some additional help with your math classes.

As a Next Level Scholar, you have access to FREE online tutoring to help you with math or any other subject this year. Tutors can help you prepare for exams on key topics and concepts and help you get prepared for whatever your math teacher throws at you next! 

Math tutors are available on demand, 24/7. Simply go to tutor.com/drdfs. We hope you find this resource helpful to your academic success!

Not sure how to log-in? Email Marissa at mdangelo@drdfs.org for your log-in information to get started today!
FEATURED RESOURCES
 

  • Check out this calendar for student webinar opportunities.

  • 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