Federal Grants

State of Michigan Grants

  • Michigan Indian Tuition Waiver (MITW)
    The Michigan Indian Tuition Waiver program, authorized by the State of Michigan, waives the tuition costs for eligible Native Americans in the state’s public community colleges and universities, including the University of Michigan-Flint. Students granted the waiver by the state will still be required to cover other costs, such as housing and meals, textbooks, and incidentals.

    University of Michigan-Flint Statement Honoring the Homeland and Historical Experiences of Native Americans
    The University community acknowledges that the land where the campus is located in Flint, Michigan is the ancestral, traditional, and contemporary homeland of many Indigenous nations, most recently the Anishinabek (including Potawatomi, Chippewa/Ojibwe, and Odawa) tribal nations.

    We acknowledge the painful history of genocide, forced relocation, and removal of many from this territory, and we honor and respect the many Indigenous people, including those of the Three Fires Alliance, who are still connected to this land.

University of Michigan-Flint Grants

Graduate Grant is a type of gift aid funded by UM-Flint. The Graduate Grant is a type of need-based aid – it is offered to graduate students that meet a certain Expected Family Calculation (EFC) range. Students must be a Michigan resident and must be at least half-time status. It requires neither repayment nor employment. Conditional and Probationary admits are not eligible. Students must fill out a Free Application for Student Aid (FAFSA).

University Grant is a type of gift aid funded by UM-Flint. The University Grant is a type of need-based aid – it is available only to students in a certain EFC range. It is offered 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. Students must fill out a FAFSA.

Institutional Grant is a type of gift aid funded by UM-Flint. The University Grant is a type of need-based aid – it is available only to students in a certain EFC 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. Students must fill out a FAFSA and have been awarded Institutional Grant their first year to be eligible for the University Grant. 

Child Care Grant 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.

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 a provider licensed in your state.
  • Demonstrate financial need as verified by your FAFSA.
  • Be making Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) 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:

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.
  • Deadlines:
    • Fall – December 1 at 5 p.m.
    • Winter – April 1 at 5 p.m.
    • Spring – June 15 at 5 p.m.
    • Summer – August 10 at 5 p.m.
  • Students who applied for the grant for Fall will automatically be reconsidered for Winter, Spring, and/or Summer. 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.
  • The amount of grant is based on:
    • financial need, number of contact hours/credits the student has per semester, ages of children enrolled in licensed care, other resources assisting with child care (such as the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services), 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 contact Great Start to Quality before the deadline.