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College Planning

4 Questions to ask when picking a college


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    Why do you want to go to college?
    What are three things you want to accomplish during your college years?
    What type of learning environment is best for you?
    How do you define a “good” education?


Writing College Admissions Essays

US News - 10 Tips for the College Application Essay 

WOW Writing Workshop - Tips from an MSU Admissions Officer


The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is a form used to apply for financial aid for college.  LOHS seniors are strongly encouraged to complete the FAFSA as soon as possible when available this fall to determine what federal student aid opportunities may be available to them

More information on federal student aid, including the FAFSA, is available at

Additionally, although the FAFSA process is the same for any college, attached is a presentation from Baker College that provides a quality summary of the FAFSA process, including additional helpful resources. 

Baker College FAFSA and Financial Aid Overview

Michigan Achievement Scholarship

For more information on the college application process, students are encouraged to contact their LOHS counselor.  Please visit the LOHS Counseling webpage for more information.