Financial Aid at Aquinas College

Steps to Finalize Financial Aid

For Accepted and Newly Awarded Students

1. If the MI Tuition Grant or Competitive scholarship is listed on your financial aid notification, please do one of the following to ensure the funds are sent to AQ:

  • List Aquinas as your 1st school of choice on the FAFSA by March 1, 2023.
  • Contact the State of MI-Student Scholarships & Grants at 888-447-2687 to request.
  • Log in to the MiSSG student portal at to update.

2. Act on your Federal Direct Loans

  • Complete Entrance Counseling
  • Complete your subsidized/unsubsidized Master Promissory Note (MPN)

3. After May 15, 2023, complete a Direct Loan Request form

4. Evaluate options to pay the bill

  • Review payment plan options, Parent Plus Loans and Alternative loans

5. View the Financial Aid Handbook 2022-23