Traditional educational benefits are often overlooked by military members due to the other educational benefits available but starting with the task of completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) opens you up to the possibility for additional scholarships, grants, work study and loans.
Visit the Financial Aid department's website to learn more about how to apply
The Office of Military and Veterans Affairs provides resources and individualized help in letting you discover all of the benefits you are authorized to have including:
- VA education benefits
- Military and dependent specific scholarships
- Department of Defense and State of Michigan benefits
- Scholarships and endowments at Western Michigan University
Here are some additional tools to help you plan for college:
- The College Scorecard which is a planning tool and resource to assist prospective students and their families as they evaluate options in selecting a school.
The College Navigator which is a consumer tool that provides school information to include tuition and fees, retention and graduation rates, use of financial aid, student loan default rates and features a cost calculator and school comparison tool.
The Financial Aid Shopping Sheet which is a model aid award letter designed to simplify the information that prospective students receive about costs and financial aid so they can easily compare institutions and make informed decisions about where to attend school.
The “Paying for College” webpage which can be used by prospective students to enter the names of up to three schools and receive detailed financial information on each one and to enter actual financial aid award information.