State grants

Children of Veterans Tuition Grant 

The Children of Veterans Tuition Grant is designed to provide undergraduate tuition assistance to certain children between the ages of 16 and 26, who have been Michigan residents for 12 months prior to application.

To be eligible, you must be the natural or adopted child of a Michigan veteran.

  • The veteran must have been a legal resident of Michigan immediately before entering military service who did not later reside outside of Michigan for more than two years.
    OR
  • The veteran must have established legal residency in Michigan after entering military service.

Michigan Competitive Scholarship

The Michigan Competitive Scholarship program is available to undergraduate students pursuing their first degree at an approved Michigan post-secondary institution.

  • You must demonstrate both financial need and merit and must achieve a qualifying ACT score prior to entering college.

Michigan Tuition Incentive Program (TIP)

The Tuition Incentive Program (TIP) encourages eligible students to complete high school by providing tuition assistance for the first two years of college and beyond.

TIP provides assistance in two phases:

  • Phase I covers tuition and mandatory fee charges for eligible students enrolled in a credit-based associate's degree or certificate program at a participating Michigan community college, public university, degree-granting independent college, federal tribally-controlled college or Focus: HOPE.
  • Phase II provides tuition and mandatory fee assistance not to exceed $500 per semester or $400 per term up to a maximum of $2,000 for credits earned in a four-year program at a Michigan degree-granting college or university.

You can receive Phase II benefits without having received Phase I benefits.
To receive Phase II benefits, you must demonstrate the eligibility criteria for Phase I and have either 56 transferable semester credits, 84 transferable term credits, or an associate's degree or certificate.

WSU qualifies as a Phase II Michigan degree-granting university.

Youth in Transition funding

Funding is available to assist Michigan youth who are currently or were previously in the foster care system and/or placed out of their home based on abuse and neglect starting at age 14 and up to age 21.

Foster Youth - Education & Training Voucher - ETV

The ETV program allows Michigan to provide up to $5,000 per year to a student in an accredited program. You must have been in foster care on or after your 14th birthday because of abuse or neglect or adopted from foster care on or after your 16th birthday to qualify.

Michigan Indian Tuition Waiver

The Michigan Indian Tuition Waiver provides tuition assistance for qualifying Native Americans who are Michigan residents attending public colleges and universities in Michigan.

Only applicants who are no less than 1/4 blood quantum as certified by their U.S. federally recognized tribal association will qualify.

Additional information can be obtained by contacting the Michigan Department of Civil Rights:

Melissa Claramunt 
American Indian Specialist

517-241-7748 
claramuntm@michigan.gov

Police and Firefighters' Survivors Tuition Grant

Spouses and children of police officers and firefighters killed in the line of duty may request an application for participation in this tuition waiver program by contacting the Michigan Department of Treasury. 

Phone: 888-447-2687
Email: osg@michigan.gov

State of Michigan saving for college programs

The Michigan Education Trust (MET) is a prepaid tuition program that allows parents, grandparents and others to pre-purchase undergraduate tuition.

The Michigan Education Savings Program (MESP) offers families many benefits in saving for future college education costs. The program offers flexibility in using saved funds, a broad choice of investments, low minimum contributions, a State of Michigan matching grant and much more.

Other State of Michigan programs