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Join FinnU in Advocacy Efforts for Michigan Tuition Grant Program

November 21, 2019

Join FinnU in Advocating for the Continuation of the Michigan Tuition Grant Program

What is the Michigan Tuition Grant?

The Michigan Tuition Grant is state-sponsored funding that helps subsidize the cost of private higher education in Michigan. Distributed to students in the form of $2,400 per year, the Michigan Tuition Grant program is available to undergraduate Michigan residents with financial need who plan to attend or are attending independent, degree-granting Michigan post-secondary institutions.

I heard the Michigan Tuition Grant is being cut? Is this true?

Currently, the Michigan Tuition Grant is being used as a pawn in a political battle. Gov. Whitmer included the Michigan Tuition Grant in her budget recommendation yet vetoed it in the budget sent by the legislature. Currently the Michigan Tuition Grant is supported by the Governor, the Senate, and the House of Representatives though it has not been reinstated. 

What does this mean for me?

Current Finlandia students will still see the Michigan Tuition Grant applied to their financial aid package for the Spring 2020 semester, and will incur no extra costs. If you still have questions, contact Director of Student Financial Services Sandy Turnquist

Michigan Tuition Granthow is finnu advocating for the michigan tuition grant and how can i help?

FinnU students, faculty and staff have been actively advocating for the Michigan Tuition Grant by sending emails, letters and videos to state legislators. If you want to get involved, there are a number of opportunities:

    • Participate in Student Action Day on December 4 in Lansing at the State Capitol. During Student Action Day there will be individual meetings with students hometown Representative and/or Senator, and a Student Rally on the Capitol steps. For questions or to sign up and learn more, contact Shannon Price at sprice@micolleges.org
    • Write, email, call your hometown Representative and/or Senator. You can identify him or her here
    • Sign the student led petition found here
    • Share how the Michigan Tuition Grant helps you afford college on social media using #RestoreTheTuitionGrant
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