Michigan Aid Programs
The State of Michigan Tuition Grant program is available to undergraduate students and is based on financial need for use at Independent non-profit degree-granting colleges and universities in Michigan. Awards are restricted to the cost of tuition and fees. Applicants must file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by May 1. The award is based on the first college listed on the FAFSA. Students must file a renewal FAFSA every year to determine possible continued program eligibility.
The State of Michigan Competitive Scholarship program is available to undergraduate students pursuing their first degrees at an approved Michigan postsecondary institution. Students must demonstrate both financial need and merit. Eligible applicants must achieve a qualifying score of at least 1200 on the SAT. Applicants must file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by May 1st. The award is based on the first college listed on the FAFSA. Students must file a renewal FAFSA every year by May 1st to determine possible continued program eligibility.
Additional State of Michigan Programs
- Tuition Incentive Program (TIP)
- Michigan Future Educator Fellowship
- Michigan Future Educator Stipend
- Michigan Achievement Scholarship
For more information about Michigan financial aid programs, visit the Michigan Student Aid Website.
Federal grant funds are limited to students working on their first undergraduate degree. Students who have met degree requirements are no longer eligible for the following awards, even if the student elects not to seek conferral of the degree until a later semester.
Pell Grant offers assistance to high need students working toward their first bachelor's degree. The Pell Grant is funded each year by Congress, which sets the minimum and maximum award amounts. If you are eligible for the Pell Grant, it will be listed on your AQ financial aid award offer. Eligibility is determined by the FAFSA. There is no separate application, and the award will disburse automatically once you are registered.
Students are limited to six years of Pell eligibility, or the full-time equivalent of six years for those attending less than full time.
SEOG is a federal grant available to very high need students working toward their first bachelor's degree. If you are eligible for SEOG funds, they will be listed on your award offer. There is no separate application, and the award will disburse automatically once you are registered. You must be enrolled full-time (12 credits per semester) to receive this grant.
Students who plan to become teachers may wish to consider the federal TEACH Grant program. Eligible students will meet the following requirements:
- Be a U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen
- Complete a FAFSA
- Have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.25 throughout your academic program
- Be accepted into an eligible degree program
- Undergraduate students are eligible only if they are pursuing their first undergraduate degree
- Sign an Agreement to Serve and complete counseling each year that you receive a grant.
- Complete TEACH Grant Entrance Counseling.