Assistance in the State of Michigan
Michigan Tuition Incentive Program (TIP)
The Tuition Incentive Program (TIP) encourages eligible Medicaid recipients to complete high school by providing tuition assistance for college. If you are identified as TIP eligible, the State of Michigan’s Student Scholarships and Grants (SSG) will send you a notification to complete an application via the MiSSG Student Portal at www.michigan.gov/missg. The application must be completed before August 31 or your graduating year. You must initiate benefits within four years of high school graduation or GED completion. 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 admission fees) for classes toward an associate degree or certificate. TIP will only pay for credit hours required for your current program and will only assist with certificates that have at least 30 credit hours. The program will pay up to a maximum of 80 credits, however, only 24 credits per academic year. You must be enrolled at least half time to receive funds from this program.
Michigan Competitive Scholarship
This state program is awarded to Michigan students who demonstrate both financial need and academic potential, as determined by the SAT test. You will take the SAT during your junior year in high school. You are encouraged to retest during your senior year of high school. To apply, you must complete a FAFSA by the State of Michigan deadline. You must be enrolled for at least half time (minimum of six semester credit hours) to receive funds from this program.FREE APPLICATION FOR FEDERAL STUDENT AID
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 for no less than 12 consecutive months. 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. For more information, Email the Financial Aid Office at Bay College.