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College and University

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College and University

Students can choose to attend an eligible Michigan college or university to receive the Michigan Achievement Scholarship. 

Students who graduate from high school in Michigan with a diploma or certificate of completion or achieved a high school equivalency certificate in 2023 or after will be eligible for: 

  • Up to $2,750 if they attend a Michigan community college, per year, up to three years
  • Up to $4,000 if they attend a Michigan private college or university, per year, up to five years
  • Up to $5,500 if they attend a Michigan public university, per year, up to five years

Eligibility Requirements

To receive a Michigan Achievement Scholarship, students must:

  • Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).  
  • Be a Michigan resident since July 1 of the previous calendar year.
    • If you are a dependent student, your parent must also be a Michigan resident since July 1 of the previous calendar year.
  • Graduate from high school in Michigan with a diploma or a certificate of completion or achieved a high school equivalency certificate in 2023 or after.
  • Demonstrate financial need when they complete the FAFSA—by having an Expected Family Contribution (EFC) of $25,000 or less.
  • Enroll full-time at an eligible institution—including Michigan community colleges, tribal colleges, and public or private universities.
  • Enroll at an eligible institution within 15 months of high school graduation or earning a high school equivalency certificate.

Students are not eligible if they are incarcerated or are in default on a federal student loan.

Interested in receiving the Michigan Achievement Scholarship? Follow these steps! 

  1. File the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). This will determine your eligibility for the scholarship.
  2. Create a MiSSG Student Portal in 3-5 business days after filing the FAFSA.*

*Michigan Achievement Scholarship eligibility status is currently unavailable in MiSSG. Sign-up for emails to be the first to hear when that feature becomes available. 

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Renewal Requirements

The renewal policy for Michigan Achievement Scholarship requires a student to:

  • Complete a FAFSA each year
  • Continue to be a Michigan resident
  • Have an Expected Family Contribution of $25,000 or less
  • Maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP)

If eligibility is lost, the student can regain eligibility once the renewal requirements are met.

Additional Resources

Frequently Asked Questions

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Fact Sheet

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Packaging Order

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The Michigan Department of Treasury is not affiliated with National Merit Scholarship Corporation or its registered trademarks National Achievement®, Achievement Scholarship®, or Achievement Scholar®.