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Scholarship and Grant Programs

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Scholarship and Grant Programs

The state of Michigan offers a variety of scholarships and grants for students. Take a look at our program detail pages for more information and to see which ones you may be eligible for. 

2023-24 FAFSA Information

Students may now complete the 2023-24 FAFSA at As a reminder, the FAFSA is required for consideration for most State of Michigan scholarship and grant programs! 

File My FAFSA     FAFSA Resources

Graduating high school in 2023 or later? Check your eligibility for the Michigan Achievement Scholarship by completing your FAFSA.

2024-25 FAFSA

Federal Student Aid recently announced a delay in the launch of the 2024-25 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The 2024-25 FAFSA is scheduled to open in December 2023.

This delay is due to several updates and simplifications Federal Student Aid is implementing to improve the overall FAFSA process for students and families.

New Programs

MI Future Educator Fellowship

The MI Future Educator Fellowship will offer a $10,000 scholarship to up to 2,500 future educators every year.

MI Future Educator Fellowship Fact Sheet     Full Program Details

MI Future Educator Stipend

The MI Future Educator Stipend is a $9,600 stipend to support Michigan’s hardworking student teachers as they continue their journey to being in the classroom full-time.

MI Future Educator Stipend Fact Sheet    Full Program Details

Michigan Achievement Scholarship

Beginning with the high school Class of 2023, the Michigan Achievement Scholarship will be available to students in the 2023-24 school year.

Michigan Achievement Scholarship Fact Sheet     Full Program Details

Existing Programs

Children of Veterans Tuition Grant

The Children of Veterans Tuition Grant provides undergraduate tuition assistance to students older than 16 and less than 26 years of age who are the natural or adopted child of a Michigan veteran. The veteran must have died or became totally and permanently disabled as a result of military service. 

Children of Veterans Tuition Grant Fact Sheet   Full Program Details

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. 

Full Program Details

Fostering Futures Scholarship

The Fostering Futures Scholarship provides scholarships to students who have experienced foster care in Michigan on or after age 13.  Students must also demonstrate financial need to qualify.

Fostering Futures Scholarship Fact Sheet    Full Program Details

Futures for Frontliners

Futures for Frontliners (F4F) is a State of Michigan scholarship program for frontline workers; Michiganders who worked in essential industries during the state COVID-19 shutdown in spring 2020. F4F provides a pathway for tuition-free access to public community colleges to earn an associate degree or an industry recognized certificate for frontline workers without a college degree.

Full Program Details

Michigan Competitive Scholarship

The Michigan Competitive Scholarship is available to undergraduate students pursuing their first degree and is based on both financial need and merit. To be considered, a student must take the SAT (Class of 2017 and beyond) prior to entering college and achieve a qualifying score of at least 1200.

Michigan Competitive Scholarship Fact Sheet    Full Program Details


Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs (GEAR UP) is a Federal program designed to provide early intervention services and programs to students in middle school and high school. MI GEAR UP targets low-income students by providing them with support services to increase their opportunity to succeed in postsecondary education.

MI GEAR UP Fact Sheet     Full Program Details

Michigan Reconnect Scholarship

Michigan Reconnect is a scholarship program that pays for students 25 and older to attend their in-district community college and offers a large tuition discount if students attend an out-of-district community college. Students can use the scholarship to complete an associate degree or a skill certificate program.

Full Program Details

Michigan Tuition Grant

The Michigan Tuition Grant is available to undergraduate Michigan residents with financial need who plan to attend or are attending a Michigan degree-granting, non-profit independent college.

Michigan Tuition Grant Fact Sheet    Full Program Details

Police Officer's and Fire Fighter's Survivor Tuition Grant

The Police Officer’s and Fire Fighter’s Survivor Tuition Act provides for the waiver of tuition at a Michigan community college or public university for children and surviving spouses of Michigan police officers and fire fighters killed in the line of duty. The program is intended to provide an educational benefit to the spouse and children of police officers and fire fighters who made the ultimate sacrifice for their communities and the citizens of Michigan.

Police Officer’s and Fire Fighter’s Survivor Tuition Act Fact Sheet    Full Program Details

Tuition Incentive Program

The Tuition Incentive Program encourages students to complete high school by providing college tuition assistance after graduation. Eligible students are those who have or have had Medicaid coverage for 24 months within a 36 month period as identified by the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS).

Tuition Incentive Program Fact Sheet    Full Program Details