Assistance in the State of Michigan
The State of Michigan offers many types of programs. Explore the details below to see if you may qualify. Most Michigan programs require you to complete your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) each academic year. Begin your application today at studentaid.gov.STUDENTAID.GOV
Michigan Achievement Scholarship
Beginning with the high school Class of 2023, the Michigan Achievement Scholarship will be available to students in the 2023-2024 school year. View full program details for eligibility and application information.FULL PROGRAM DETAILS
Michigan Reconnect is a scholarship program that pays for students 25 and older to attend their in-district community college and offers a large tuition discount if students attend an out-of-district community college. Students can use the scholarship to complete an associate degree or a certificate program. Students must enroll at least half-time in courses that apply toward their declared major. After the student’s initial semester of attendance, the student must meet the renewal eligibility requirements. Students who are eligible for this program will be notified via email by the Financial Aid Office of the requirements.APPLY TODAY
Michigan Tuition Incentive Program
The Tuition Incentive Program encourages students to complete high school by providing college tuition assistance after graduation. Eligible students are those who have or have had Medicaid coverage for 24 months within a 36 month period as identified by the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS). This program has two phases. Bay College participates 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 classes toward an associate degree or certificate. The program will pay up to a maximum of 80 credits. You must be enrolled at least half time to receive funds from this program. View full program details for eligibility requirements.FULL PROGRAM DETAILS
Futures for Frontliners
Futures for Frontliners is a State of Michigan scholarship program for frontline workers; Michiganders who worked in essential industries during the state COVID-19 shutdown in spring 2020. Students must have applied by December 31, 2020.
The scholarship covers any remaining in-district tuition and mandatory fees (Student Success Fee and Technology Fee) that are not covered by the Federal Pell Grant or other tuition-restricted scholarships. Students must enroll at least half-time in courses that apply toward their declared major. After the student’s initial semester of attendance, the student must meet the renewal eligibility requirements. Students who are eligible for this program will be notified via email by the Financial Aid Office of the requirements.
Michigan Competitive Scholarship
The Michigan Competitive Scholarship is available to students who demonstrate both financial need and academic potential, as determined by the SAT test. To be considered, a student must take the SAT prior to entering college and achieve a qualifying score of at least 1200. You must be enrolled at least half time to receive funds from this program. View full program details for eligibility and application information.FULL PROGRAM DETAILS
Children of Veterans Tuition Grant
The Children of Veterans Tuition Grant provides undergraduate tuition assistance to students older than 16 and less than 26 years of age who are the natural or adopted child of a Michigan veteran. The veteran must have died or became totally and permanently disabled as a result of military service. View the full program details for eligibility and application information.FULL PROGRAM DETAILS
Fostering Futures Scholarship
The Fostering Futures Scholarship provides scholarships to students who have experienced foster care in Michigan on or after age 13. Students must also demonstrate financial need to qualify. View the full program details for eligibility and application information.FULL PROGRAM DETAILS
Michigan Indian Tuition Waiver
To be eligible for the Michigan Indian Tuition Waiver, you must be one-fourth Native American as certified by your Tribal Enrollment Department, be an enrolled member of a U.S. Federally-recognized Tribe, and a legal resident of the State of Michigan no less than 12 consecutive months. You must obtain blood quantum certification from your tribal certified. The tuition waiver pays for tuition only and is good throughout the duration of your academic career. View the full program details for eligibility and application information.FULL PROGRAM DETAILS
It shall be the policy of the Bay de Noc Community College Board of Trustees to assure the provisions of equal opportunity and equal access in educational acts. These provisions apply in all areas of employment, student services, and instructional programs. Discrimination because of any legally protected status, which includes but is not limited to, race, color, religion, creed, gender, national origin, political affiliation, age, height, weight, disability, marital or veteran status is prohibited.