Financial Aid and Scholarships

Financial Aid Night 

Novi High School hosts an annual Financial Aid Night; this will be held on October 3, 2023 at 6pm in the High School Auditorium.

The presentation typically runs at least 1.5 hours

Who can attend: Any student and parent/guardian planning to attend college. Especially current seniors and juniors!

Novi High School is pleased to offer a Financial Aid Night presented by the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor’s financial aid office. The information covered is not specific to U of M and is relevant for any student attending college in the United States. The financial aid specialist will share important information about financial aid, scholarships & grants. There will also be an opportunity for parents and students to ask questions about the financial aid process. This is not, however, a time to ask specific and/or personal questions about your child’s FAFSA application.

Discussion topics

  • What is financial aid?
  • Financial aid and what’s new for this year
  • Important due dates
  • FAFSA– December access
  • Scholarship opportunities
  • Reputable search sites
  • How to recognize a scam
  • And much more!

Financial Aid 101

If you are eligible for financial aid from the school(s) to which you apply, you will receive information from that school after your application is accepted. (You may need to take a test, write an essay or go for a competition to be eligible.)

Visit the office of Financial Aid/Scholarships at your individual schools (online) for a listing of potential scholarships offered by that college.

Most scholarship aid is organized into a package from your college after they receive your FAFSA information. The aid package may consist of (a) grants, (b) loans, and/or (c) work study/internships. Please work closely with the college financial aid office you plan to attend.

FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) Information available online beginning in December FAFSA is required by all colleges before you’re considered for need-based loans or financial aid. A FAFSA can be submitted beginning December (Class of 2024 only) of your senior year at 

If you expect need-based aid from the state of Michigan, mail it by mid-February. After you submit the FAFSA, within several weeks you’ll receive a STUDENT AID REPORT (SAR) which details your financial aid package from the federal government and tells about loans or grants for which you are eligible.

Need Help Completing your FAFSA? Local colleges offer workshops throughout metro Detroit. Watch for communications about these opportunities. Scholarship Searches: Please check your Novi e-mail regularly for numerous scholarship opportunities that come through our office. Each Friday information is sent out and often includes scholarship information. Check with your parents and your employers, clubs, churches, unions, etc. for scholarship offers.

Novi Local Scholarships Packet Available online in December. Be sure to check dates & deadlines throughout the school year. This packet contains information & an application for every Novi Community Scholarship which is awarded at the annual Senior Local Scholarship Night to be held in the spring.

State of MI Financial Aid Resources

Students and families looking for help paying for college are encouraged to register for a Virtual Financial Aid Presentation provided by Michigan Department of Treasury’s MI Student Aid team.

Participants will be able to gather information on the following financial aid topics:

  • FAFSA application information
  • Federal financial aid programs
  • State financial aid programs
  • Scholarship searching resources

Local Scholarships

These scholarships are offered by school and community organizations once a year to seniors.  Information regarding the application process and deadlines are posted In December each school year.  Applications are typically due early February.  Those who are selected are honored at the Local Scholarship Breakfast in the spring.

 Students can also check the Novi High School Counseling Resources group on Schoology for more information.