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Tuition Incentive Program Data Dashboard

What is the Tuition Incentive Program (TIP) and who is eligible to receive an award?

The Tuition Incentive Program (TIP) encourages eligible Medicaid recipients to complete high school by providing tuition assistance during an eligible student’s qualifying certificate or associate degree program, and also during the student’s bachelor’s degree program. These two periods of assistance are referred to as ‘Phase I’ and ‘Phase II’, respectively.

  • Phase I - Students must be enrolled in a certificate or associate degree program. TIP will only cover classes within a student’s program of study. Total cumulative TIP Phase I benefits cannot exceed 80 semester or 120 term credits.
  • Phase II - A student becomes eligible for TIP Phase II after earning 56 transferable semester credits (84 transferable term credits), a certificate (minimum of one year), or an associate degree. Phase II must be completed within 30 months of completion of Phase I requirements. TIP Phase II provides reimbursement of up to $500 per semester or $400 per term up to the program maximum. Total cumulative TIP Phase II benefits cannot exceed $2,000.

Only students who were identified by the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) as having met the Michigan Medicaid eligibility requirement may be considered for TIP. Additionally, to be eligible for an award, a student must file a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), and:

  • If student graduated prior to 2020, must have also completed a TIP application by August 31 of graduating year.
  • Be enrolled in at least six credit hours within student's degree or certificate program at a participating institution.
  • Complete high school or its equivalent prior to age 20. Students who attend a State-approved Early/Middle College have until age 21.
  • Begin using TIP at a participating institution within four years of high school completion.
  • Be a Michigan resident. If a dependent student, parent must also be a Michigan resident.
  • Be a U.S. citizen, permanent resident, or approved refugee.
  • Be an undergraduate student, and for renewal, meet institution’s Satisfactory Academic Progress(SAP) policy.
  • Not be in default on a Federal student loan.

What data is available in this Tuition Incentive Program (TIP) Data Dashboard?

This Tuition Incentive Program (TIP) Data Dashboard provides aggregate information on the number of students that are eligible for TIP, the actual number of students that have received a TIP award at a participating institution, and the total dollar amount that has been awarded to-date. All data has been disaggregated by the Michigan House and Michigan Senate district of the student’s residential zip code.

The number of students eligible to receive a TIP award will always be different from the actual number of students that end up receiving an award due to student enrollment status, timing of enrollment, academic performance, etc. For questions about Tuition Incentive Program award rules, visit

Important to Note:

All data shared in this dashboard is property of the Office of Student Scholarships, Grants, and Outreach, and cannot be shared without prior approval. All data is updated quarterly as payments are disbursed; please check back periodically for most current information. For questions, contact