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NOTE: Programs are subject to change.
Free Application for Federal Student Aid
For priority consideration, your FAFSA or renewal FAFSA must be received by March 1st. Late applicants will be considered for aid, but some funds may not be available. Students must be admitted with degree-seeking status. Visit LSSU's FAFSA information page.
Michigan Indian Tuition Waiver (MITW)
The Michigan Indian Tuition Waiver provides a full tuition waiver for qualified North American Indian students at most Michigan schools.
www.michigan.gov/mdcr and follow the quick link to the Michigan Indian Tuition Waiver found on the right side of the web page.
Students will find the application, FAQ’s, instructions and eligibility criteria.
For more information on using the MITW at LSSU, click here.
Education and Training Voucher Program
The Education and Training Voucher Program allows $5,000 per year to students who are in foster care for at least one day after their 14th birthday, OR are adopted from foster care on or after their 16th birthday. Students must have a high school diploma or GED and be under the age of 21.
To begin the application process, call your local Department of Health and Human Services office and schedule an appointment with your foster care worker.
Children of Veterans Tuition Grant
The Children of Veterans Tuition Grant offers assistance for any student between the ages of 16-25, who has been a resident of the state for the preceding 12 months, and who is the legal child of a Michigan veteran who was killed, died as a result of
service-connected disabilities, or is rated 100% disabled because of injuries sustained while in the Armed Forces of the United States. Upon admission to a Michigan institution of higher
education, the student may be eligible for tuition waiver up to $2,800 annually for undergraduate study.
Contact the Michigan Office of Scholarships and Grants by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 1-888-447-2687.
Michigan Tuition Incentive Program (TIP)
The Michigan Tuition Incentive Program provides funding for students who have (or have had) Medicaid coverage for 24 months within a 36 consecutive month period.
TIP covers FULL TUITION up to 80 semester or 120 term credits at an eligible institution for an Associate degree and provides additional funding toward a Bachelor’s degree for the last two years.
Make sure to complete your acceptance form and return it to the Michigan Office of Scholarships and Grants before you graduate from high school.
Contact the Michigan Office of Scholarships and Grants by e-mail at email@example.com or by calling 1-888-447-2687 BEFORE YOU GRADUATE if you think you may qualify.
Michigan Works! provides WIA Youth funding for economically disadvantaged students and those that have a barrier to employment opportunities. Funding can be provided for Certificate programs, Associate and Bachelor degrees. Eligible students can qualify up to 22 years of age. WIA Adult funding available is also available through No Worker Left Behind.
Contact the local Sault Ste. Marie office at 1-906-635-1752 for more information.