Federal Programs

Federal Pell Grant: This program offers grants up to $5,815 to students meeting specified need requirements. It is paid in proportion to the number of credit hours for which the student is enrolled. Students are eligible until completion of the first baccalaureate degree.

Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (SEOG): This program offers students enrolled at least half time with need, grants up to $600 at MCC.  MCC awards this grant on a first-come, first-serve basis.  

Federal Work Study (FWS): This program offers work, on or off campus, to students enrolled at least half time, with financial need, to help meet their educational expenses. Jobs are arranged after considering the amount of the award and the student’s class schedule. Students are paid bi-weekly.
Federal Direct Loan: A student may obtain a federally insured loan through the Department of Education. The federal government subsidizes interest on the subsidized Direct Loan, based on financial need, while the student is enrolled at least half time. The federal government does not subsidize interest on the unsubsidized Direct Loan, that is not based on need.

State Programs

Michigan Competitive Scholarships:  Scholarships of up to $636 are awarded annually to state resident college freshmen whose American College Testing (ACT) Program scores qualify them and whose Financial Aid Applications show need. Undergraduate students may renew this scholarship for up to the equivalent of 10 semesters by maintaining eligibility.

Michigan Tuition Incentive Program (TIP):   This program pays tuition and fees at the in-district rate. Students under age 20 who graduate from high school or obtain a GED and who are from lower-income families are eligible.

Michigan Indian Tuition Waiver: This program provides free tuition for North American Indians in public colleges or universities. Applicants must be certified by their tribal association and verified by the Inter-Tribal Council of Michigan to be not less than 1/4 quantum blood Indian.