Aid Available from the State of Michigan

Michigan Competitive Scholarship (MCS)

  • Comparable to the Michigan Tuition Grant at private institutions
  • Requires completion of the FAFSA by March 1 every year
  • Fact Sheet
  • Message from the State:
    • While MCS has a financial need component, there is also a merit component of a qualifying ACT score (23 composite/90 scaled).  A Social Security Number (SSN) is no longer required on the ACT.  In order for SSG to match qualifying scores from the ACT with FAFSA results (financial need component); students who did not provide an SSN on their ACT should contact our Information Center at 1-888-4-GRANTS.  (Please do not send SSNs via e-mail.)  If we are unable to match ACT qualifying scores with FAFSA results, eligible students will miss out on the MCS award.

Tuition Incentive Program (TIP)

  • SVSU is a Phase II School, which means you can only utilize funding after you have earned an Associate's Degree, earned 56 credits at SVSU, or transferred 56 or more credits to SVSU.
  • Fact Sheet
  • Video Overview

Police Officer's and Fire Fighter's Survivor Tuition Grant (STG)

Children of Veterans Tuition Grant (CVTG)

Other State Aid Programs