29 June 2010

This is our monthly email about The Detroit College Promise. This fall, we will offer scholarships to all Detroit Public School graduates to attend Michigan public colleges and universities, if they live in Detroit and register by December 1, 2010.

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Thanks to the following additional public officials or university personnel who have written letters of encouragement for our 9 th grade students (click on the links for the letters).  For more information on writing a letter, click here.


Michigan Supreme Court Justice Maura Corrigan

Michigan Supreme Court Justice (retired) Patricia Boyle

Detroit City Council President Charles Pugh

University of Michigan-Dearborn Chancellor Daniel Little

University of Michigan-Dearborn, Office of Financial Aid, Christopher Tremblay


Thanks to Uptown Entertainment for a donation of movie tickets for the DPS graduates that are in our scholarship program. 



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Important DatesCalendar
We have established deadlines of September 15 for the Fall Term and January 15 for the Winter term for receipt of the scholarship acceptance form and the financial aid letter.  We will be unable to make scholarship payments for these terms for students who don't get us the documents by these dates!  Click here for the scholarship acceptance form.

Important Deadline Approaching!
In order for students to receive a scholarship they must fill out the FASFA application. Deadlines are approaching for the 2009-2010 School Year.

Federal Student Financial Aid Deadlines
The 2009-2010 School Year (July 1st, 2009 - June 30th, 2010): FAFSA on the Web applications must be submitted by midnight Central Daylight time, June 30, 2010.

Corrections on the Web forms must be submitted by midnight Central Daylight Time, September 21, 2010.

Note: Your school must have your complete and correct information by your last day of enrollment in the 2009-2010 school year. Pay close attention to deadlines! Ask your school about their definition of an application deadline - whether it is the receipt date and time or the process date and time of the application.

Federal Student Aid considers a FAFSA's receipt date and time to be when the FAFSA/correction is submitted successfully.  TIP: When you submit your FAFSA, be sure to print out the confirmation page and keep it for your records. It contains a confirmation number with the exact date and time (Central Standard Time) the form was received. You can also choose to have a copy e-mailed to you if you have provided an e-mail address.


Events We Are Attending/Attended

We attended the PromiseNet conference in Kalamazoo next month (click here). This conference provides information to "placed-based" scholarships such as The Detroit College Promise, and helps us share ideas.