Free College Tuition Programs for Low-Income Students in Michigan
Albion College Promise
Tuition is covered for Michigan students from families earning less than $65,000 a year.
CENTRAL MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY
CMU Traditions Program
This program covers tuition and mandatory fees for incoming first-time college students or transfer students who qualify. Students must be Michigan residents with family income of $50,000 or less.
Financial Aid for New and Transfer Students
EASTERN MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY
Education First Opportunity Scholarship
Full tuition for first-year students who have at least a 3.0 grade point average in high school and an annual household income of less than $60,000.
Eastern Tuition Advantage
FERRIS STATE UNIVERSITY
Full tuition for first-time college students with a 3.0 or higher grade point average in high school and a FAFSA determination that their family cannot contribute any money toward college costs.
GRAND VALLEY STATE UNIVERSITY
Grand Valley Pledge
Full tuition for Michigan residents who are from families with household incomes under $50,000 and less than $50,000 in assets.
MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY
Spartan Advantage Program
Michigan students from families qualifying for the maximum federal Pell grant – a rule of thumb is a household income under $26,000 – are eligible for a program offering free tuition and other financial aid. Students can get free tuition for up to eight semesters.
Golden Grizzlies Tuition Guarantee
Free tuition for students with expected family contributions on the FAFSA of under $8,000. University officials say the average household income of those who qualify for the Oakland program is $41,000, though families earning as much as $140,000 are considered. Students can receive free tuition for four years.
SAGINAW VALLEY STATE UNIVERSITY
Families with incomes under $50,000 can attend Saginaw Valley tuition-free beginning in the fall of 2021. Covers eligible tuition and mandatory fees for new first-time college students for up to four continuous years or through completion of first bachelor's degree, whichever is sooner.
UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN
Go Blue Guarantee
Full tuition for Michigan-resident students from families with household incomes under $65,000 a year and less than $50,000 in assets outside of things like the home they live in and retirement accounts. The program was recently expanded to U-M’s Dearborn and Flint campuses.
Go Blue Guarantee - Ann Arbor
Go Blue Guarantee - Dearborn
Go Blue Guarantee - Flint