As a college preparatory high school, Mount Michael takes pride in preparing students for their post-secondary educational experience. As such, preparing for the college application season in their senior year begins during the freshmen year at Mount Michael.
Mount Michael utilizes Naviance as a major component of the college search and application process. Students can access Naviance by clicking on the link below. If you need your login information, please see your school counselor.
EducationQuest is a free, grant-funded service available to students in the state of Nebraska to assist with the college search process, starting as early as 9th grade. They have a local office in Omaha and will (by appointment) help families file their first Free Application for Federal Student Aid.
Most of the scholarship money students receive are through colleges and universities based on their academic record. However, there are some additional resources available for outside and community-based scholarships.
Counseling Office: passes on any scholarship opportunities they receive via email updates
ScholarshipQuest: listing of more than 2,000 Nebraska scholarships–> https://www.educationquest.org/resources/scholarshipquest/
FastWeb: Online connection to scholarships, colleges, financial aid, and more –> www.fastweb.com
Midwest student exchange program
The Midwest Student Exchange Program, or MSEP, is a multi-state tuition reciprocity program. Through the MSEP, public institutions agree to charge students no more than 150% of the in-state resident tuition rate for specific programs; private institutions offer a 10% reduction on their tuition rates. All enrollment decisions are made at the discretion of the receiving campus and the campus may exercise its right to limit participation or set specific admission requirements for MSEP. You can look at colleges and programs at https://msep.mhec.org/.
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Free Application for federal student aid (FAFSA)
Colleges and universities use the FAFSA to award financial aid and some scholarships. The FAFSA is available online starting October 1st, and utilizes prior-prior tax information, generally imported directly from your IRS Tax Transcript. Each family will need an FSA (Federal Student Aid) ID and each student will need their own also. You can sign up for an FSA ID at fsaid.ed.gov. You can then complete the FAFSA online at studentaid.ed.gov.