Grants

Grants are generally a type of need-based "gift aid", meaning that they do not need to be paid back.  Although grants are a preferred type of aid over loans, each type of grant functions with different benefits and limitations

Pell Grant

What is it?

The Pell Grant is a form of federally funded gift aid.

  • It is need-based, meaning that it is awarded to students within a certain Expected Family Calculation range.

  • A lifetime aggregate limit of 12 full-time semester awards applies regardless of when the student first received a Federal Pell Grant.

  • Federal regulations state that students who are eligible to graduate with a bachelor’s degree and choose to extend their enrollment without graduating cannot continue to receive the Federal Pell Grant. Students who complete the requirements to earn a degree and continue to take undergraduate courses without accepting the degree (for a second major or minor or second degree), will have their Federal Pell Grant cancelled for any subsequent semesters as they are no longer eligible.

  • If it is reported by faculty that an undergraduate Federal Pell Grant eligible student never began attending class(es), their Pell Grant will be recalculated based on their enrollment and attendance in other courses within the semester. This may cause a reduction in Pell Grant awards.

  • Federal Pell Grant will be reduced for those undergraduate Pell Grant eligible students who elect to take graduate level course-work that may potentially count toward a graduate degree.

  • Beginning with the 2017-2018 aid year, the U.S. Department of Education (USDOE) allows a student to receive Federal Pell Grant funds for up to 150% of the student’s Pell Grant Scheduled Award for an award year.  Students awarded beyond 100% Pell Grant must maintain enrollment in at least 6 credits.   If a student withdraws from a semester in which the student receives more than 100% Pell Grant, the Pell Grant will be recalculated and there is a possibility it will be cancelled, even after it has paid to the student’s account.  If a student withdraws from Summer, Spring Pell Grant may be cancelled even after it has paid to the student account if the student did not remain enrolled in at least 6 credits.   

Am I eligible?

To be eligible, students must be U.S. citizens or eligible non-citizens and they must be considered undergraduates seeking a first bachelor's degree. The Pell Grant is also need-based in that the student must meet a certain EFC range. Pell Grant funds are also reduced if a student does not attend full-time - this is determined by the student's enrollment status as of the add/drop deadline set by the Registrar's Office.

How do I apply?

Students may apply for the Federal Pell Grant by filling out a Free Application for Student Aid (FAFSA). 

Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (SEOG)

What is it?

The Supplemental Education Opportunity Grant (SEOG) is a form of federally funded gift aid.

Am I eligible?

To be eligible, students must be U.S. citizens and they must be considered undergraduates seeking a first bachelor's degree. The SEOG is also need-based. It is awarded to students with the highest amount of need. It is offered on a first come, first served basis. Students must be enrolled at least half-time to receive the SEOG.

How do I apply?

Students may apply for SEOG by filling out a Free Application for Student Aid (FAFSA).  

Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education Grant (TEACH)

What is it?

The Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant is a type of federally funded gift aid. The maximum award for the TEACH Grant is $4000/year*. Read more about this grant.

IMPORTANT: The TEACH Grant also includes a service obligation. If not completed, this grant will be converted into a Federal Direct Unsubsidized Direct Loan which must be paid back to the U.S. Department of Education and will accrue interest.

Am I eligible?

To be eligible, students must be U.S. citizens or eligible non-citizens and they must be majoring in an eligible major as defined by University guidelines. The TEACH Grant is offered to both undergraduates and graduate students with a GPA requirement of 3.25 on a 4.0 scale. It is also reduced if a student does not attend full-time.

How do I apply?

Students may apply for the TEACH Grant by filling out a Free Application for Student Aid (FAFSA). The TEACH Grant also requires the completion of TEACH Grant counseling

*Due to sequestration, amounts may vary.

For information about the T.E.A.C.H Program, follow this link:  http://www.miaeyc.org/professional-development/t-e-a-c-h-scholarships/.  The Michigan Association for the Education of Young Children (MiAEYC) runs this program and it is not the same as the Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant Program.  

 

Michigan Indian Tuition Waiver (MITW)

What is it?

The Michigan Indian Tuition Waiver (MITW) is a type of gift aid funded by the state of Michigan. It is offered to those of Native American descent and covers the entirety of a student's tuition. Read more about this grant.

Am I eligible?

To be eligible, a student must be at least a 1/4 blood quantum Native American Indian as verified by the Michigan Department of Civil Rights. The student must also be a member of a US Federally recognized tribe as verified by the Michigan Department of Civil Rights and a resident of Michigan. Both undergraduate and graduate students are eligible for this grant.  See Required Reading for additional information.

How do I apply?

To apply, a student must complete the "student" section of the Michigan Indian Tuition Waiver application. This application must then be submitted to the student's Tribal Enrollment Department to be certified. Finally, the student must ensure the certified application and documentation are submitted to the Michigan Department of Civil Rights to be verified. This may or may not be completed by the student's Tribe; it is the student's responsibility to ensure the application is verified.

 Michigan Indian Tuition Waiver (MITW) Application

Tuition Incentive Program (TIP)

What is it?

The above video introduces and explains the TIP program

The Tuition Incentive Program (TIP) is a type of gift aid funded by the state of Michigan. TIP provides assistance in two phases. Phase I covers tuition and mandatory fee charges for eligible students enrolled in a credit-based associate degree or certificate program at a participating Michigan community college, public university, degree-granting independent college, federal tribally-controlled college or Focus: HOPE. Phase II provides a maximum of $2,000 total tuition assistance for credits earned in a four-year program at an in-state, degree-granting college or university.

Am I eligible?

To be eligible for TIP, a student must have (or have had) Medicaid coverage for 24 months within a 36-consecutive-month period as identified by the Michigan Department of Human Services (DHS). Students must have completed at least 56 transferable credit hours to be eligible and Phase II use must begin within 30 months of Phase I completion.

How do I apply?

If eligible, the Student Scholarships and Grants (SSG) will send the student an acceptance form. The student must then complete the acceptance form and return it to SSG before graduation from high school or GED completion and must graduate before the student's 20th birthday to activate financial eligibility for the program. SSG will notify the financial aid office of any eligible students to be awarded.

Michigan Tuition Incentive Program Fact Sheet

Graduate Grant

What is it?

The Graduate Grant is a type of gift aid funded by the University of Michigan-Flint.

Am I eligible?

The Graduate Grant is a type of need-based aid - it is offered to graduate students that meet a certain Expected Family Calculation range. Students must be a Michigan resident and must be at least half-time status. Conditional and Probationary admits are not eligible.

How do I apply?

Students must fill out a Free Application for Student Aid (FAFSA) to be eligible for the Graduate Grant. 

University Grant

What is it?

The University Grant is a type of gift aid funded by the University of Michigan-Flint.

Am I eligible?

The University Grant is a type of need-based aid - it is available only to students in a certain Expected Family Calculation range. It is ffered to undergraduate students seeking a first bachelor's degree. Students must be a Michigan resident and must be at least half-time status - students who are not enrolled full-time will have their grant reduced.

How do I apply?

Students must fill out a Free Application for Student Aid (FAFSA) to be eligible for the University Grant. 

Institutional Grant

What is it?

The Institutional Grant is a type of gift aid funded by the University of Michigan-Flint.

Am I eligible?

The University Grant is a type of need-based aid - it is available only to students in a certain Expected Family Calculation range. It is offered to first year undergraduate students seeking a first bachelor's degree. Students must be a Michigan resident and must be at least half-time status - students who are not enrolled full-time will have their grant reduced.

How do I apply?

Students must fill out a Free Application for Student Aid (FAFSA) and have been awarded Institutional Grant their first year to be eligible for the University Grant. 

Child Care Grant

The University of Michigan – Flint Child Care Grant program provides funds to students with children to assist in meeting the cost of licensed child care during the school year. Students apply for the Child Care Grant once per school year (starting with Fall).  Each semester eligibility is reviewed to determine ongoing funding. The maximum award for the UM-Flint Child Care Grant is $2,000 ($1,000 per fall or winter semester) and will be dependent upon the number of applications and available funding.

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible for the Child Care Grant, you must:

  • Be enrolled at least half-time in a degree granting program at UM-Flint.
  • Be the parent of a child 12 years old or younger, or a child with special needs under the age of 19.
  • Incur child care expenses from services provided by a State of Michigan licensed provider.
  • Demonstrate financial need as verified by your FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid).
  • Be making Satisfactory Academic Progress as required by the university.
  • Use child care services because you are a single student, or if married, because your spouse is either a student or employed outside the home.

How to apply

Complete the following steps to apply for Fall Semester 2020:

  1. File the 2020-21 FAFSA and have the results sent to University of Michigan – Flint, Federal School Code 002327.
  2. Complete and submit the following form, including all requested documentation:
    1. Child Care Grant Application
    2. Child Care Grant Provider Information

Note: Please do not submit any application earlier than 30 days prior to the beginning of the semester for which you are applying.

Awarding of the grant

  • Applications are reviewed and awards are determined approximately 3 weeks into each semester to allow for confirmation of attendance.
  • The deadline for Fall 2020 is Tuesday, December 1, 2020 at 5pm.  Students may submit applications by mail, fax, or email.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​
    • ​​​​​​​Funding is only available for the remaining weeks of the semester after the completed application is received.
    • Students who applied for the grant for Fall 2020 will automatically be reconsidered for Winter 2021.  The grant will be based on the information already provided and the number of credits you are registered for as of the add/drop deadline on the 10th day of the semester.
  • Students who want to apply for funding for Winter 2021 can apply now.  Students may submit applications by mail, fax, or email.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​
  • The amount of grant is based on:
    • financial need, number of contact hours/credits the student has per semester, the number and ages of children enrolled in licensed care, other resources assisting with child care (such as DHHS), and available UM-Flint funding.
  • The grant will be applied as a credit to your student account and will result in a refund. It will be the student's responsibility to use the refund as payment to the licensed child care provider.

If you need assistance in finding a provider, please call the Great Start to Quality at 877-614-7328 or visit their website before the deadline.