State grants & scholarships

Proof of high school graduation is a required for State of Michigan programs. You may be asked to submit proof of high school graduation if you have not submitted this already. Official high school transcripts, homeschool transcripts and GED certificates must be sent to -
Office of Undergraduate Admissions
Wayne State University
P.O. Box 02759
Detroit, MI 48202

Alternatively, your high school may electronically transmit the document to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions. More information about electronic transmission is available at

Michigan Scholarships and Grant programs

MI Student Aid - Student Portal

Michigan Achievement Scholarship

This award will offer up to $5,500 per year for students attending a Michigan public university. 

Michigan Future Educator Fellowship

The Michigan Future Educator Fellowship will offer up to $2,500/year to assist with your initial teaching certificate. See the state website for application information.

Michigan Future Educator Stipend

The Michigan Future Educator Stipend is a $9,600 stipend to assist you during your semester of student teaching. 

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, 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.

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

Phase II provides tuition and mandatory fee assistance which does not exceed $500 per semester. There is up to a maximum of $2,000 for credits earned in a four-year program at a Michigan degree-granting college or university. To receive Phase II benefits, you must have either 56 semester credits or an associate's degree.

Fostering Futures Scholarship

The Fostering Futures Scholarship provides scholarships to students who have experienced foster care in Michigan on or after age 13.

Children of Veterans Tuition Grant 

The Children of Veterans Tuition Grant program provides undergraduate tuition assistance to children of a Michigan veteran.

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. See the state website for application information.

Police Officer's and Fire Fighters' Survivor Tuition Grant

The Police Officer’s and Fire Fighter’s Survivor Tuition Grant is intended to provide an educational benefit to the spouse and children of police officers and fire fighters killed in the line of duty. 

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