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Applying for Financial Aid

Federal Aid

Complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by March 1st in order to be considered for priority federal aid. Federal aid includes federal grants, Perkins Loan, Subsidized and Unsubsidized Loans and Federal Work Study.

In order to complete a FAFSA, you must have an FSA ID created. An FSA ID is used to electronically sign your FAFSA. Both the student and the parent of the dependent student will need their own FSA ID.

FSA ID Walkthrough Video

Title IV School Code for LSSU is 002293.

Institutional Aid

Applications for Admissions should be submitted to the University as soon as possible and must be on file by May 1 as well as your FAFSA completed by March 1st to be considered for priority institutional aid.

In most cases, scholarship recipients are selected on the basis of competitive examinations, scholastic records, and/or financial need. The American College Test (ACT) is the University's primary test for scholarship applicants. Test results must be on file by May 1. Click here for more information about LSSU scholarships.

State Aid

Michigan Competitive Scholarship

Applicants must:

  • Have been continuous resident of MI for a 12-month period before July 1 of the award year.
  • Be a MI high school graduate.
  • Have a qualifying American College Test (ACT) sum score of 90 or higher.
  • File a FAFSA by March 1st and demonstrate financial need.
  • Eligible students must be enrolled in at least 6 credits each semester to receive the funds.

Students can add up to 10 schools on the FAFSA. Because Student Scholarships and Grants (SSG) does not know which college the student will select, the award is based on the first college listed. The student is responsible for notifying SSG of a change of address or college choice by logging into the MiSSG Student Portal.

For more information, visit the Michigan Competitive Website.



Michigan Tuition Incentive Program (TIP)

TIP encourages eligible students to complete high school by providing tuition assistance for the first two years of college and beyond. To meet the financial requirement, 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),
  • have applied to use the TIP program before high school graduation or GED completion.

Students must be enrolled in at least 6 credits each semester to receive the funds.

TIP provides assistance in two phases...

Phase I covers tuition and mandatory fee charges for eligible students enrolled in a credit-based Associate 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.

For more information on the TIP program, click here.

Or contact the Michigan Office of Scholarships and Grants at or 1-888-447-2687 BEFORE YOU GRADUATE HIGH SCHOOL if you think you may be eligible.



Michigan Indian Tuition Wavier (MITW)

If you are eligible for the Michigan Indian Tuition Waiver, you must request to use the waiver at LSSU by completing an online form: Michigan Indian Tuition Waiver Request Form, before the end of the add/drop period of the semester you are attending. Please view the MTW page for additional requirements needed.