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The Michigan Achievement Scholarship: College money for the rest of us.

If you’re completing high school in 2023, you may be eligible for up to $27,500 over five years to pay for college through the Michigan Achievement Scholarship. It’s a brand-new way to get financial aid, and it’s making college a whole lot more affordable for Michigan students.

The only way you can find out if you’re eligible: File the FAFSA.

If you thought college was out of reach, think again.

The Michigan Achievement Scholarship is for pretty much everyone. All students who graduate from high school in Michigan with a diploma or certificate of completion in 2023 or after (or students who have achieved a high school equivalency certificate) could qualify for this.

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Over five years, you could get up to:

$27,500 for public colleges or universities in Michigan

$20,000 for private colleges or universities in Michigan

$8,250 for community colleges or tribal colleges in Michigan


To see how much you could get, you’ll need to fill out the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid). Don’t wait — the sooner you file, the more money you could get. It’s an hour of your time that could change your life.
Here’s what you’ll want to have on-hand when you file:
  1. Your Social Security number
  2. Your parents’ Social Security numbers if you’re a dependent student
  3. Your driver’s license number, if you have one
  4. Your A-Number, if you’re not a U.S. citizen
  5. Tax documents for you and for your parents
    • IRS Form 1040
    • Foreign tax return or IRS Form 1040-NR
    • Tax return for Puerto Rico, Guam, American Samoa, the U.S. Virgin Islands, the Marshall Islands, the Federated States of Micronesia, or Palau, if applicable
  6. Untaxed income records of you and your parents (child support, interest income, veterans noneducation benefits)
  7. Cash info for you and your parents (savings and checking account balances, investments, business and farm assets)

And there’s more where that came from.

On top of the Michigan Achievement Scholarship, there are other ways to get some cash for college by filing the FAFSA.

To see what other resources are out there, sign up for CAVA (College Access Virtual Assistant). It can even send you text message updates with reminders for the college-going process.

When’s this due?

FAFSA priority deadline: May 1st

You should file by May 1, 2023 to see if you qualify for the Michigan Competitive Scholarship and the Michigan Tuition Grant. But if it’s past May 1, no problem — the Michigan Achievement Scholarship will be out there until the money runs out. So, get it while supplies last.

Just remember that colleges may have their own financial aid deadlines. Reach out to the financial aid office at the colleges you’re interested in to make sure you don’t miss out.

من المحتمل أن تحصل على أموال من أجل الكلية عن طريق منحة ميشيغان للإنجازات (Michigan Achievement Scholarship)

بالنسبة للمدارس التابعة لولاية ميشيغان، يمكنك أن تحصل على مبلغ يصل إلى 5500 دولار سنويًا للالتحاق بجامعة عامة، ومبلغ 4000 دولار سنويًا للكليات الخاصة، أو مبلغ 2750 دولار سنويًا للكليات المجتمعية أو القبلية

يتم اعتماد المنحة المالية على حسب الحاجة، وليس على حسب الدرجات، ويتم تأهيل 80 % من الطلاب

لكي تحصل على أموالك، يرجى استكمال الطلب المجاني للحصول على مساعدة الفيدرالي ة للطلاب FAFSA على موقع — ساعة من الزمن قد تغير حياتك

تعرف على المزيد على موقع

Probablemente obtengas tu dinero para la universidad a través de la Beca del Rendimiento Académico de Michigan.

Para las escuelas ubicadas en Michigan, podrías obtener hasta $5,500 por año para asistir a una universidad pública, $4,000 por año para una universidad privada, o $2,750 por año para un colegio comunitario o tribal.

El financiamiento se basa en las necesidades, no en las calificaciones, y el 80% de los alumnos califica.

Para obtener tu dinero, completa el formulario Solicitud Gratuita de Ayuda Federal para Estudiantes (FAFSA®) en; te llevará una hora de tu tiempo que podría cambiar tu vida.

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You are qualified.
You are worth it.
You deserve college.

If you’re reading this, you’re college-material. And now, there’s money out there to make college happen for students graduating in 2023. So what are you waiting for? Go on, get your money.

Learn more about the Michigan Achievement Scholarship
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The Michigan Department of Treasury is not affiliated with National Merit Scholarship Corporation or its registered trademarks National Achievement®, Achievement Scholarship®, or Achievement Scholar®.