Michigan Extends Priority Review Timeframe for Student Financial Aid


LANSING, Michigan – Students who want priority attention for state financial aid programs now have a little more time to complete their Free Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) application, said Monday the Michigan Department of the Treasury.

The deadlines have now been extended to May 1, pushed back from the original March 1 deadline.

This application is a key step in applying for grants, scholarships and other forms of financial assistance.

Those received by May 1 will receive priority attention for the Michigan Competitive Scholarship and Michigan Tuition Grant.

“Completing the FAFSA should be at the top of everyone’s list when applying for college financial aid,” said Robin Lott, executive director of the Treasury’s Office of Post-Secondary Education Financial Planning. “We hope this change in timeline will help families who have faced challenges during the pandemic. Please don’t delay and complete this free application today.

Students who wait to complete their FAFSA after the new May 1 deadline may not receive all of the financial aid they might have been eligible for.

More information, including applications, can be found at www.fafsa.gov.