Financial Aid & Scholarships

The Capital Area College Access Network (CapCAN) launched the #FAFSAFlocked campaign in 2019 to increase completion of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) across the region. CapCAN works with the college advisers to promote FAFSA completion by "flocking" schools with flamingos to remind seniors to complete the FAFSA by May 1st.

FAFSA is a critical step in the college-going process for seniors to access the federal, state, and institutional funding they need to attend and complete a post-secondary degree or credential. CapCAN has received grant funding from the Michigan State University Financial Credit Union (MSUFCU) Desk Drawer Fund to support the awareness campaign among Eaton and Ingham high school seniors and their families. Help us promote #FAFSAFlocked by following CapCAN on social media using these hashtags.

For more information about FAFSA, visit https://studentaid.gov/.

CapCAN is committed to making college both accessible and affordable. Don't let the sticker price deter you from pursuing a postsecondary degree or credential. What you and your family will have to pay may be offset by federal and state financial aid, scholarships, and working part-time.

CapCAN resources:

CapCAN maintains a database of national, state, and local scholarships. CapCAN also regularly posts scholarship deadlines on our social media accounts. Make sure to follow us on social media to get updates on upcoming scholarships.

  • For a database of 200+ scholarships, click HERE.
  • For a FAQ document about the FAFSA - click HERE.
  • For a cheat sheet on how to fill out the FAFSA - click HERE.