State Financial Aid

Not available to international or Canadian students.

Below is information regarding the availability of, and eligibility for, State Grant Funds for students from the State of Michigan.

Non-Michigan residents are encouraged to contact their State Educational Offices to determine if they qualify for financial aid assistance from their State.  A link to research your State Higher Education Agency can be found here.

 

Michigan Competitive Scholarship

Eligibility:


 

High school students are selected if they have achieved a qualifying score of 23 or higher on the ACT examination and have been designated a Michigan Competitive semifinalist. Financial need must also be demonstrated.

Available Assistance:

Varies, up to $636 for the 2015-2016 Academic Year.

How to Apply:
 

File the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by March 1st to receive priority consideration.  The FAFSA allows students to list multiple colleges when filing.  Because Student Scholarships and Grants (SSG) does not know which college the student will select, the award is based on the first college listed.  The student is responsible for notifying SSG of a change of address or college choice.  Changes can be made on the MiSSG Student Portal at https://missg.guarantorsolutions.com/StudentPortal or by calling SSG at 1-888-447-2687.

Enrollment Requirements:

Full-time undergraduate - 12 credit hours or more; 6 to 11 credits pro-rated award.

Selection Criteria: Determined by the State.

Tuition Incentive Program (TIP)

Eligibility:


 

Students who apply before graduating from high school or receiving a GED, are under the age of 20 at the time of graduation or GED completion, and have or have had Medicaid coverage for 24 months within a 36-consecutive month period as identified by the Michigan Department of Human Services (DHS).

Available Assistance:

Up to full tuition and certain billable fees not to exceed $250.

How to Apply:

Contact the Office of Scholarships and Grants (1-888-447-2687).

Enrollment Requirements:

At least half-time - 6 credit hours or more. Must be enrolled in an Associate Degree or Certificate Program

Fostering Futures Scholarship

Eligibility:

 

Students must have been in Michigan foster care after their 13th birthday.  There is no upper age limit and the student can receive funding at any age.

Available Assistance:

Funding can be used only for the following:  Tuition, fees, room/board, books, and supplies/equipment required for enrollment.

This funding can be used along with the Education and Training Voucher Program (ETV).

How to Apply:

The application deadline for the 2015-2016 Academic Year was July 6, 2015. They are no longer accepting applications at this time. If you would like to be considered for the 2016-2017 Academic Year, please check back Spring 2016 for an updated application.

Additional information and the Fostering Futures Scholarship Application can be found here.

Enrollment Requirements:

Students must be attending a Michigan public or private 4-year college/university or a community college.

 

Michigan Student Financial Aid - For further information on the State Financial Aid Programs

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1-888-4-GRANTS (888-447-2687)