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Career and College: Information and Resources

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At Flint Community Schools, we are committed to providing our scholars exceptional opportunities for their future.

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We are proud to share pathways to success, including free career certifications and college degrees from graduation until 24 years old.

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FCS is committed to equipping our school community with comprehensive resources and support to pave the way for brighter futures. We are dedicated to ensuring that our students have access to a wide-range of career and college opportunities, helping them achieve their aspirations and reach their full potential. Through these initiatives, we aim to empower our students to excel academically, pursue their dreams, and become valuable contributors to our community and society at-large.

Plan your future!

Get connected with everything you need to apply to college, research financial aid and scholarships, and get advice from counselors, advisors and mentors.

Map Your Future - Career Exploration Tools 

What is Pathfinder and how do I use it?

Pathfinder uses current labor market, wage and institutional data and metrics to help you create an individualized career roadmap. This free tool provides information to students, their parents, and guidance staff to make informed choices about educational and career options.

The Michigan Department of Labor and Economic Opportunity's Office of Employment and Training (LEO-E&T) created this online career planning tool to help connect Michigan residents with high-quality, in-demand degrees and credentials.

Are you ready to map your future? Create your career roadmap today!

Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®) Form

A Better 2024−25 FAFSA® Form

The 2024–25 FAFSA form is now available. We’ve started sending submitted applications to colleges and states. Learn more about 2024–25 FAFSA updates.

What is FAFSA and how does it work?

You need to complete the FAFSA form to apply for federal student aid such as federal grants, work-study funds, and loans.

Completing and submitting the FAFSA form is free and easier than ever, and it gives you access to federal student aid—the largest source of aid— to help you pay for college or career/trade school.

Is FAFSA a loan or free money?

It is not the financial aid itself. However, the FAFSA enables the student to qualify for many types of financial aid from several sources. Some of this money is free money, some must be earned through work, and some must be repaid. There are three main types of financial aid.

Common App

Apply to college for the first time or transfer to complete your degree. Navigate your entire college application journey with Common App.

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To learn more, click on the links below.

  • The FAFSA form is a FREE Application For Federal Student Aid. Filling it out can help students pay for college or career school.

  • Michigan Tuition Incentive Program:

    The Michigan Tuition Incentive Program or TIP is designed to encourage individuals to complete high school. The program requires that eligible students qualify for 24 months of Medicaid coverage. The Michigan Student Scholarships and Grants, also known as SSG, distributes notifications to eligible state students. Financially needy applicants are targeted, so FAFSA results are required. The program was founded in 1987, and in 2011 assisted more than sixteen-thousand students, with over thirty-five million dollars worth of tuition relief.

  • Fostering Futures

    The Fostering Futures Scholarship provides eligible foster youth with scholarship funds for tuition, fees, room/board, books, and supplies/equipment required for enrollment. Student must have been in foster care after the 13th birthday. There is no upper age limit. Student can receive funding at any age.

  • Michigan Competitive Scholarship:

    The Michigan Competitive Scholarship is a financial aid program that addresses each applicant's financial need, but also recognizes academic merit, during the awards process. The Michigan Merit Award has been discontinued, so the Competitive Scholarship gives high school seniors an incentive to perform, scholastically.

  • Common App: Apply to college for the first time or transfer to complete your degree. Navigate your entire college application journey with Common App.

  • The Genesee Opportunity (GO) stipend provides Genesee County high school graduates with money for college, career training, or certification licensing fees.

The GO stipend is not based on income or grades and is funded through a millage approved by Genesee County voters.

Financial Assistance and Free Tuition programs

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