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Congressman Tim Walberg

Representing the 7th District of Michigan

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I believe that education is the backbone of America. However, having raised 3 children of my own, I am well aware of the rising cost of higher education. I assure you that I will support ways to lessen the financial burden of higher education for students.

As a service to the 7th District's students, it is my hope that the following information provides resources for those interested in going to college.

Financial Aid Information for Students

This Information Web page, prepared by the Congressional Research Service for Members of Congress, guides students through the process of locating and applying for financial aid.

The Basics: Getting Started

Start gathering information early. Free information is readily available from:

Ask questions: counselors may know if you have exceptional circumstances that affect your eligibility.
Be organized: use calendars to keep on track.
Keep copies of all forms and correspondence: you must reapply for aid each year.

For Parents:

Good Overviews:

Beware of scholarship scams -- don't pay for free information!

If you suspect a scam, please contact:

For More Information on College Financing Options