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

If you're getting your diploma or High School Equivalency, 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 opportunity.

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You could get up to:

$27,500 for public colleges or universities in Michigan, over five years

$20,000 for private colleges or universities in Michigan, over five years

$8,250 for community colleges or tribal colleges in Michigan, over three years

To see how much you could get, you’ll need to fill out the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid). Don’t wait — 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?

The Michigan Achievement Scholarship will be available until the money runs out. So, file your FAFSA and get it while supplies last.

Going to one of these schools? There's probably money for you.

Nearly every college and university in Michigan participates in the Michigan Achievement Scholarship. So, wherever you go, you can get your dough.

You've earned it.
You are worth it.
College is for you.
If you’re reading this, you’re college-material. And now, there’s money out there to make college happen. So what are you waiting for? Go on, get your money — your future starts today.
Learn more about the Michigan Achievement Scholarship