Other types of aid

North American Indian education grants

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

The Michigan Indian Tuition Waiver application, instructions and eligibility criteria are available on the Michigan Department of Civil Rights website.

Additional information can be obtained by contacting:

Melissa Claramunt 
American Indian Specialist
517-241-7748
claramuntm@michigan.gov

Note: Only applicants who are no less than 1/4 blood quantum as certified by their U.S. federally recognized tribal association are eligible to be enrolled members.

Resources

Americorps

Full-time AmeriCorps members who complete their service earn a Segal AmeriCorps Education Award of $4,725 to pay for college, graduate school, or to pay back qualified student loans. Members who serve part-time receive a partial award.

Some AmeriCorps members may also receive a modest living allowance during their term of service.

Military and veterans assistance

In addition to military benefits, students may qualify for grants, loans and other types of financial assistance.

No Worker Left Behind

No Worker Left Behind is a program designed to transition workers into well-paying jobs by providing up to two years of free tuition at any community college, university or other approved training provider.

The program helps workers gain the skills and credentials needed to start a new business or pursue new careers in high-demand occupations and emerging industries.

More information can be found through your local Michigan Works Office or by calling  1-800-285-WORK.