Admissions & Aid

Michigan Tuition Grants & Competitive Scholarships

Still have financial need?  Michigan residents have additional need-based scholarship and grant opportunities.  Please check out your options below!

Michigan Competitive Scholarship (MCS)

The MCS is awarded based on high-school ACT test scores and demonstrated financial need. Eligibility requirements include:

  • Apply via the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by March 1st.
  • Awards range up to $1,830 per year and may be renewed each year based on a minimum 2.0 cumulative grade point average. Maximum terms of eligibility: 10 semesters.
  • Michigan residency is required from July 1 of the year before enrollment.
  • Students enrolled at least half-time are eligible if need is established.

Michigan Tuition Grant (MTG)

The MTG is awarded, based on need, to students enrolled at Michigan independent colleges and universities.  Eligibility requirements include:

  • Apply via the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by March 1st.
  • Awards range up to $1,830 per year to Michigan residents.
  • Students must reapply each year; filing deadlines may apply. Maximum terms of eligibility: 10 semesters.
  • Students enrolled at least half-time are eligible if need is established.

Application

Filing a FAFSA by March 1st qualifies you for the Michigan Competitive Scholarship/Tuition Grant, but additional requirements apply:

  • Alma College must be the first school listed on your FAFSA - deadline of June 25, 2015
  • Demonstrate financial need.
  • Possess a high school diploma, certificate of completion, or general educational development certificate (GED)
  • Be a Michigan resident (student and parent) since July 1 of the previous calendar year.
  • Be a U.S. citizen, permanent resident or approved refugee.
  • Meet institution’s satisfactory academic progress (SAP) policy
  • Must not be in default on a Federal/State student loan

Please visit the State website for detailed information on the tuition grant and competitive scholarship at  http://www.michigan.gov/mistudentaid/0,4636,7-128-60969_61016—-,00.html