Children of Veterans Tuition Grant

The Children of Veterans Tuition Grant (CVTG) was previously called Education of Children of Veterans, Public Act 245 of 1935 and was administered and funded by the Michigan Trust Fund. In 2005, CVTG was established under Public Act 248 to provide an undergraduate tuition program for children of certain deceased or disabled members of the armed forces of the United States.



Dual Enrollment

The Michigan Department of Education (MDE) administers the Dual Enrollment Program and works closely with Student Scholarships and Grants (SSG). High school students attending a private high school are determined eligible by the MDE. SSG then pays the college for each eligible student.



Fostering Futures Scholarship

The Fostering Futures Scholarship, a State of Michigan* program, provides scholarships to young adults who have experienced foster care. The State of Michigan works with individuals, community organizations, and businesses to encourage charitable contributions that go towards Fostering Futures Scholarship funds.



GEAR UP College Day Scholarship

The GEAR UP College Day Scholarship Program (GUCD) was funded in 2004 targeting programs linked to the 15 public universities in Michigan. Those institutions are responsible for nominating eligible scholarship recipients based on program involvement.



Michigan Competitive Scholarship

MCS program is available to undergraduate students pursuing their first degrees at an approved Michigan postsecondary institution. Students must demonstrate both financial need and merit. Eligible applicants must have a qualifying SAT score of at least 1200 (starting with the Class of 2017). Applicants must file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by March 1 to receive priority consideration.




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. The mission of GEAR UP is to significantly increase the number of low-income students who are prepared to enter and succeed in postsecondary education. MICHIGAN GEAR UP (MI GEAR UP) targets low-income students in the state of Michigan providing them with support services to increase their opportunity to succeed in higher education at Michigan’s higher educational institutions.



Michigan Tuition Grant

MTG is available to undergraduate students and is based on financial need for use at Independent non-profit degree-granting colleges and universities in Michigan. Awards are restricted to the cost of tuition and fees.



Police and Fire Fighter’s Survivor Tuition Grant

The Police Officer’s and Fire Fighter’s Survivor Tuition Act (STG) was established in 1996, (P.A. 195) to provide for a waiver of tuition at state public institutions of higher education for children and surviving spouses of Michigan police officers and firefighters killed in the line of duty.



Teacher Loan Forgiveness

The Teacher Loan Forgiveness is intended to encourage individuals to enter and continue in the teaching profession. Under this program, individuals who teach full time for five consecutive, complete academic years in certain elementary and secondary schools that serve low-income families and meet other qualifications may be eligible for forgiveness of up to a combined total of $17,500 in principal and interest on their FFEL and/or Direct Loan program loans. Federal funds are appropriated from Title IV of the Higher Education Act.



Tuition Incentive Program

The Tuition Incentive Program (TIP) was established in 1987 under the Annual Higher Education Appropriations Act as an incentive program that encourages eligible students to complete high school by providing tuition assistance for the first two years of college and beyond.