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Michigan Student Aid Programs

Michigan Tuition Grant (MTG)

The MTG program provides need-based grants to Michigan residents attending independent, degree- granting postsecondary institutions in Michigan. To qualify for the Michigan Tuition Grant, a FAFSA application must be filed by the State of Michigan Priority Deadline, and Finlandia must be listed as the first school (School Code:  002322).

Michigan Competitive Scholarship (MCS)

The Michigan Competitive Scholarship program provides need-based scholarships of up to $1,512 per year to Michigan residents pursuing their first degrees at an approved Michigan postsecondary institution. Scholarship awards are based on financial need and ACT scores. To qualify for the Michigan Competitive Scholarship, a FAFSA application must be filed by the State of Michigan Priority Deadline, and Finlandia must be listed as the first school (School Code:  002322).

Michigan Tuition Incentive Program (TIP)

The State of Michigan Tuition Incentive Program (TIP) encourages eligible students to complete high school by providing tuition assistance. To meet the financial eligibility requirement, a student must have (or have had) Medicaid coverage for 24 months within a 36- consecutive-month period as identified by the Michigan Department of Human Services (DHS), formerly the Family Independence Agency (FIA). Students may apply for the TIP program any time after completing the sixth grade, but must apply before high school graduation or GED completion. For eligibility guidelines contact the Michigan Department of Treasury Bureau of Student Financial Services.

Michigan Rehabilitation Services (MRS)

Tuition assistance may be available through Michigan Rehabilitation Services. MRS provides services to individuals who require special assistance to become employment ready and successfully find and maintain a job. MRS services are intertwined with other community agencies and organizations that provide services to people with disabilities. For eligibility information, contact State of Michigan Rehabilitation Services.

Western Upper Peninsula Michigan Works

Educational institutions throughout the Western Upper Peninsula area are utilized to provide training in occupations that have an identified employer demand. Realistic career goals are discussed with students through employment counseling before commitments are made. Tuition, books and fees are generally provided through the classroom training component. To be eligible for services, students must be economically disadvantaged, U.S. citizens, and residents of the western U.P. region. Call (906) 482- 6916 or (800) 562-1200 for more information.

For additional information regarding State of Michigan financial aid opportunities, visit www.mi.gov.