The Michigan Competitive Scholarship (MCS) and Michigan Tuition Grant (MTG) are currently pending because we are still waiting for the state of Michigan to set their 2021-22 budget which will finalize the amount of these awards. The MCS and MTG will stay on pending until the state budget is passed.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it may take some time for the state budget to be set and it’s possible that the MCS and MTG may be reduced. At this time, the amount of these awards is not being applied to bills. We recommend planning your payments for the fall term to not include the amount of these awards in the event that the state budget is not approved before bills are due.
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the federal government has instituted or expanded programs to assist college students during the ongoing crisis. The programs involved are SNAP and a program to assist with paying for internet access. You can find more information about these programs on our COVID-19 Resources for Students webpage. We will update that page with any additional programs or resources that become available.
Returning K students should plan to file their Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) before March 1 to ensure that they are considered for all forms of financial aid. The FAFSA is your key to state, federal, and institutional need-based financial aid.
Congress passed a bill in late December that authorized additional Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF II) dollars to provide emergency student grants as well as defray institutional expenses related to the coronavirus pandemic.
The Office of Financial Aid will make payments prioritizing students with the highest need based on FAFSA data. Funds will be paid automatically and directly to students. Students do not need to apply. Students will receive an email to their K account notifying them of payment.
These emergency student grants are intended to help with emergency costs that arise due to coronovirus, such as tuition, food, housing, health care or child care.
Check out our FAQs for more information.
It’s time for current and prospective students to fill out their Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)! The FAFSA is your key to state, federal, and institutional need-based financial aid. Returning K students should file their FAFSA before March 1. First-time filers can follow advice from the U.S. Department of Education. Explore our website to learn more about financial aid.
The Office of Financial Aid has resumed their normal phone availability. We will now be answering phones daily from 8:00 – 12:00 and 1:00 – 5:00.
Due to the ongoing health concerns related to COVID-19, the financial aid staff is continuing to work remotely. We will not be open for walk-in traffic or in-person appointments for the foreseeable future.
We encourage you to email your questions to firstname.lastname@example.org to ensure a prompt response. We will be also answering phones in a limited capacity from 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM daily.
If you need to submit any forms or documentation to our office, we encourage you to use our Secure FileDrop system. Directions on how to use the Secure FileDrop system can be found here. These items can also be left in the drop box next to the door of our main office.