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DPSCD Drives Support for FAFSA Completion with Partnership and Gift Card Incentive

To help our students rise, Detroit Public Schools Community District (DPSCD) is providing workshop support and a financial incentive to help families complete the 2021-2022 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form.

Starting this weekend, the District is partnering with Wayne State University, for a series of workshops to help students and families with FAFSA. Please join us for an upcoming online session:

  • Saturday, April 24, 2021 at 11 a.m.
  • Tuesday, April 27, 2021 at 5 p.m.

To join a session, click here:

In addition to the online support, DPSCD is offering a $100 gift card to students who complete their FAFSA before June 4, 2021. The State of Michigan priority deadline for FAFSA is May 1, 2021 although students can complete their applications through the end of June. Most awarded funding is provided during the priority cycle.

FAFSA Application Step is Critical

To apply for grants, scholarships, and other forms of financial assistance, it is vital that families complete the FAFSA application. FAFSA applications could result in students receiving funding and priority consideration for the Michigan Competitive Scholarship and the Michigan Tuition Grant.

Prior to completing the FAFSA online, the student and at least one parent or guardian must obtain a Federal Student Aid ID (FSA ID) at This ID serves as a legal signature and confirms an applicant's identity when accessing financial aid information through certain U.S. Department of Education websites. 

To get started with the FAFSA, please visit To learn more about State of Michigan scholarships and grant programs, visit MI Student Aid's website at