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FAQ Scholarships and Grants

• How can I be considered for all Michigan scholarship and grant programs?

• How can I be certain the Michigan Student Scholarships and Grants will receive my Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)?

• What happens if my FAFSA is not completed by the filing due date of March 1?

• When listing the names of the colleges/universities I want to receive my FAFSA, does order matter?

• Which Michigan scholarship and grant programs are "need-based"?

• Can other scholarships, grants or loans affect my Michigan need-based scholarship or grant?

• How can I view information about my status in the Michigan Competitive Scholarship (MCS) or Michigan Tuition Grant (MTG) programs?

• How do I qualify for the Tuition Incentive Program (TIP)?

• How do I apply for the Tuition Incentive Program (TIP)?

• I will be transferring to a different college. How can I be sure all of my Michigan scholarships and grants will transfer to my new institution?

FAQ Student Loans

• How do I apply for a student loan?

• Where can I obtain a loan application?

• How much money will I be able to borrow?

• What is a Stafford Subsidized and Unsubsidized Loan?

• What is a PLUS Loan?

• What is a Grad PLUS Loan?

• Is there a deadline for filing a loan application?

• What is the status of my loan application?

• Can I receive my loan funds in a lump sum?

• What is the interest rate or costs to receive my student loan?

• When do I have to start payments on my student loan?

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