State Aid


Funding is contingent upon availability of grants made by the state to the various Michigan counties. Students must contact the MichiganWorks! office in the county in which they reside. See the MichiganWorks! website for more information, or call (517) 371-1100.

Michigan Rehabilitation Services (MRS)

A person with a disability may be eligible for MRS services if the disability causes problems in preparing for, finding, or keeping a job. Educational assistance services can help with funds toward tuition, fees, books, supplies and transportation. Please contact the central office at: 1-800-605-6722 to locate the MRS office closest to you.

The Tuition Incentive Program (TIP)

TIP is an incentive program that encourages eligible students to complete high school by providing tuition assistance for the first two years of college and beyond. To meet the financial eligibility requirement, a student must have (or have had) Medicaid coverage for 24 months within a 36-consecutive-month period as identified by the Michigan Department of Human Services (DHS). TIP provides assistance in two phases. TIP will pay Phase I benefits only for the Associate of Arts in Ministry (AAM) to those eligible students @ $86 per credit hour, up to 24 credit hours per academic year. In addition, TIP will pay registration fees for the academic year. For the process and more information, see the fact sheet.

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