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MI Future Educator Stipend Process

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

Contact Information:

MI Student Aid
mistudentaid@michigan.gov
888-447-2687 

Step 1: Application – Completed by Student

Student applies for the MI Future Educator Stipend in the MiSSG Student Portal.

Step 2: Eligibility – Completed by MI Student Aid
Student is evaluated as ‘Eligible’ or ‘Ineligible’ based on their responses to the application questions.
Step 3: Certification – Completed by the Higher Education Institution
The institution certifies awards based on eligibility requirements up to $9,600.
Step 4: Payment – Completed by Mi Student AID

MI Student Aid issues payments to the Public Institution or the Private Institution.

  • Public Institution Payments

MI Student Aid issues payments for students who attend the public institution to the public institution as requested on the certification. The public institution disburses the payment directly to the student teacher.

  • Private Institution Payments

MI Student Aid issues payments for students who attend the private institution to the school district where the student is completing their student teaching. The school district must agree to pass this payment onto the student teacher’s institution and the institution disburses the payment directly to the student teacher.

Download MI Future Educator Stipend Process

Note: The timeline of the above process may vary depending on each individual student situation.