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State Programs

Tuition Incentive Program (TIP)

The Tuition Incentive Program (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 with a 36 consecutive month period as identified by the Michigan Department of Human Services (DHS). Students must be registered in a minimum of six credits each semester and meet Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) in order to be eligible.

For additional information visit the State of Michigan Office of Scholarships and Grants website.

To have TIP awarded at MCC: Complete and submit the following TIP Checklist with required documents.


Michigan Competitive Scholarship (MCS)

The Michigan Competitive Scholarship program is available to undergraduate student pursuing their first degrees at an approved Michigan Postsecondary institution.

Students must demonstrate both financial need and merit and eligible applicants must achieve a qualifying SAT score prior to entering college. Students must meet Satisfactory Academic Progress requirements in order to be eligible.

For additional information visit the State of Michigan Office of Scholarships and Grants website.

To have MCS awarded at MCC: Complete the FAFSA by the State of Michigan deadline of March 1st. Students will be awarded based on the roster sent to the school by the State of Michigan.


Michigan Education Trust (MET)

The Michigan Education Trust is a qualified tuition plan or Section 529 plan. It is a flexible, tax-advantage program designed to help families invest for future college costs. Students must notify the MET office of their choice to attend MCC prior to the semester they will be attending.

For additional information visit the State of Michigan Office of Scholarships and Grants website.

To have MET awarded at MCC: Once registered for a semester, students will need to notify the MCC Financial Aid office either in person or by calling (810) 762-0200 to request that their MET funding be applied to their account.


Michigan Education Savings Plan (MESP)

The Michigan Education Savings Plan is a qualified tuition plan or Section 529 plan. It is a flexible, tax-advantage program designed to help families invest for future college costs. Students must notify the MESP office of their choice to attend MCC prior to the semester they will be attending.

For additional information visit the State of Michigan Office of Scholarships and Grants website.

To have MESP awarded at MCC: Students will need to complete a tuition request form with the MESP office. The MESP office will then send a check to MCC. Once MCC receives the check the funding will be applied.


*Students are encouraged to start the process early in order to allow time for processing prior to payment due dates. Please view the Important Dates here.

February 16, 2017
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