State Grant Aid

This program covers tuition costs for eligible Native Americans attending public community colleges or universities within the State of Michigan. For additional information contact the Michigan Department of Civil Rights at (517) 241-7748.

Eligibility:  Awarded to students enrolled in at least 1 credit hour. Students must be 1/4 or more Native American blood quantum and an enrolled member of a US Federally recognized Tribe as certified by their Tribal Enrollment Department. Must be a legal resident of the state of Michigan for not less than 12 consecutive months. Students must be meeting institutional eligibility requirements to qualify.  Must complete MITW Application Form.

Award Amount:  The tuition waiver is equal to tuition charges and fees.

The Tuition Incentive Program (TIP) is an incentive program that encourages eligible students to complete high school by providing tuition assistance for the college. TIP provides assistance in two phases. Grand Valley participates in Phase II.

Eligibility: Students must submit a FAFSA to GVSU for the current academic year.  Students who are eligible will be identified by the Michigan Student Scholarships and Grants Office.  To determine if you are eligible, please click here. For Phase II benefits, students must have earned at least 56 credit hours or have been awarded an associate degree. Review TIP eligibility requirements.

Award Amount:  Phase II provides tuition and mandatory fee assistance not to exceed $500 per semester up to a lifetime maximum of $2000.

The Michigan Competitive Scholarship program is available to undergraduate students pursuing their first degree.  For additional information contact the State of Michigan Scholarships & Grants Office at [email protected] or call 1-888-4-GRANTS

Eligibility:  Students must have completed the FAFSA by March 1 to be eligible. Students must demonstrate financial need and merit. Eligible applicants must achieve a qualifying SAT score of at least 1200 prior to entering college. Must be enrolled at least part-time. Must be a Michigan resident since July 1 of previous calendar year. Must maintain cumulative GPA of 2.0 and be meet Satisfactory Academic Progress. Must not be in default on a federal student loan. 

Award Amount:  The scholarship amount will be determined by the State of Michigan each academic year.  Awards are subject to the availability and approval of state funding.

There are a variety of Michigan Works! programs that enable workers to acquire the skills necessary to succeed in the fast-changing global economy. Programs provide funding to assist workers in furthering their education in order to make a career change.

Eligibility:  More information can be found at Michigan Works.

Award Amount:  The award amount per year varies by student and is determined by Michigan Works!

Page last modified August 7, 2018