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 $676 for the 2014-2015 Academic Year.

How to Apply:
 

Submit FAFSA and release information to the State of Michigan Scholarship/Grant Program by the March 1st deadline.

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 time frames for submitting Fostering Futures Applications:

  1. Summer 2014 – Now through July 14, 2014
  2. Fall 2014 – July 15 through August 15, 2014
  3. Winter/Spring 2015 – November 1 through November 30, 2014
  4. Spring/Summer 2015 – March 1 through March 31, 2015
  5. Summer 2015 – April 15 to May 15, 2015

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

www.michigan.gov/mistudentaid