Dual Enrollment


Dual Enrollment allows students to begin taking free dual enrollment classes in the 9th grade and continue to take up to ten dual enrollment courses overall in grades 9-12. The Michigan Department of Education (MDE) administers the Dual Enrollment Program. Private school students must first get a signed letter of eligibility from their principal to participate in the program. MDE works with MI Student Aid who is responsible for sending payments to the college for each eligible private school student.


Students should check with their counseling office for eligibility information.

Application Process

Students should check with their counseling office for application information.


Students should check with their counseling office for deadline information.

Program Limits

Program eligibility ends when a student has:

  • Completed high school; or
  • Completed ten college courses; or
  • Received DE funds in four past academic years.

Limited to approved and available funding.

Participating Institutions

Michigan community college, public university or independent, degree-granting college or university.

Award Amount

MDE calculates the correct payment amounts and sends to MI Student Aid.


Public Acts 131-134 of 2012.


For additional program information, visit www.michigan.gov/dualenrollment.

Forms and Information