Michigan Indian Tuition Waiver
To be eligible for the Michigan Indian Tuition Waiver, you must have a high school diploma or GED equivalent and be one-fourth Native American from a federally recognized tribe. You must obtain blood quantum certification from your tribal certifier. The Tuition Waiver pays for tuition only and is good throughout the duration of your academic career. You should contact the Financial Aid Office for application information.
Michigan Tuition Incentive Program (TIP)
The Tuition Incentive Program was established as a high school completion program for student who graduate from high school or complete their GED, and are identified as Medicaid eligible by the Department of Human Services. If it is determined that you are eligibile, a certification form will be sent to you by the State of Michigan, which must be returned before high school graducation or completion of GED. This program has two phases. Bay College participate in Phase One. Phase One will pay tuition and mandatory fees (does not include course-specific fees, contact hours, lab or college admissions fees) for associate degree or certificate courses. The program will pay up to a maximum of 80 semester credits, however, only 24 semester credits per academic year. You must be enrolled at least half time to receive funds from this program. The State will send you a verification letter. Submit it to the Financial Aid Office with a copy of your birth cerficiate or driver's license to initiate benefits. You must initiate benefits for enrollment within four years of high school graducation or GED completion.
Michigan Competitive Scholarship
This state program is awarded to students who demonstrate both financial need and academic potential, as determined by the ACT test. You should take the ACT test during your junior, or early in your senior year in high school. To apply, you must complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). You must be enrolled at least half time (minimum of six semester credit hours) to receive funds from this program.