Michigan Scholarship Programs

Tuition Incentive Program

The Tuition Incentive Program (TIP) pays up to 24 credit hours of the in-county tuition and up to $250 in mandatory fees per semester for students during the academic year. It provides tuition assistance for the first two years of college and beyond. To meet the financial aid eligibility requirement a student must have (or have had) Medicaid coverage for 24 months with a 36-consecutive month period as identified by the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS). Students are limited receiving TIP for a maximum of 80 credit hours of TIP at a community college.

To be eligible for TIP, a student must:

  • File the FAFSA
  • Enroll in at least six credit hours for the semester (the classes must be required with the degree program)
  • Have earned a high school diploma or GED
  • Be a Michigan resident (if a dependent student, the parent must also be a Michigan resident)
  • Be a U.S. citizen, permanent resident, or approve refugee
  • Not be in default on a Federal student loan
  • Meet the institution's Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) policy

Michigan Competitive Scholarship

The Michigan Competitive Scholarship (MCS) helps pay for the tuition and mandatory fees for Michigan residents. This scholarship is based both on academic merit (as determined by the State of Michigan) and financial need. MCS eligibility ends after a student has completed 10 semesters, earned a bachelor's degree, or when a student has been out of high school over ten years, whichever occurs first.

 

To be eligible for MCS, a student must:

  • File the FAFSA by the deadline set by the State of Michigan (typically March 1st)
  • Achieve a qualifying score on the ACT or SAT by June 30 of the academic year that the student completed high school or its recognized equivalent
  • Demonstrate financial need
  • Enroll in at least six credit hours for the semester (the classes must be required with the degree program)
  • Have earned a high school diploma or GED
  • Be a Michigan resident (if a dependent student, the parent must also be a Michigan resident)
  • Be a U.S. citizen, permanent resident, or approve refugee
  • Not be in default on a Federal student loan
  • Meet the institution's Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) policy
  • Maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0

 

Contact Information

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