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 Achievement Scholarship

This award will offer up to $5,500 per year for students attending a Michigan public university. This is a new program and more information is expected to be available soon.

Michigan Future Educator Fellowship

The MI Future Educator Fellowship will offer $10,000 scholarship to up to 2,500 future educators every year. See the state website for application information.

Michigan Future Educator Stipend

The MI Future Educator Stipend is a $9,600 stipend per semester to support Michigan student teachers. See the state website for application information.

Michigan Competitive Scholarship

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

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 fees 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 which does not exceed $500 per semester, or $400 per term. 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. 

If you did not receive Phase I benefits you can still receive Phase II 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.

Children of Veterans Tuition Grant 

The Children of Veterans Tuition Grant provides 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.
  • The veteran must have established legal residency in Michigan after entering military service.

Youth in Transition funding

Funding assists 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 due to 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.

Police and Firefighters' Survivors Tuition Grant

The program 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