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Independent colleges serve more students with financial need


Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grants (SEOG) are grants for college ranging from $1,000-$4,000 per student that can be used on top of other scholarships and are only available to students with the most financial need. 

In order to qualify, students must be enrolled in a Bachelor's degree program, have no outstanding student loans from another program, be a U.S. citizen, and have no criminal record. 

Michigan Economic Competitiveness Study: Northwood University

Competitiveness study

On Wednesday, January 24, 2018 Dr. Timothy Nash from Northwood University presented the 2018 Michigan Competitiveness Study to the Michigan Legislature's Joint Competitiveness Committee.

See the report in the link below!

Seven years of increases to student financial aid


Under the leadership of Governor Snyder and the Michigan Legislature, need-based student grants and scholarships in Michigan increased 31 percent (an additional $29 million) between FY 2012 and FY 2018 and approximately 28,000 Michigan Tuition Grant recipients earned Bachelor's Degrees.
Michigan's students thank you!

MTG students graduate sooner

MTG students graduation time

Students awarded the Michigan Tuition Grant graduate faster than other students in Michigan, completing a bachelor's degree in an average of four years instead of the state average of five.
Welcome to 2018! 

Grant funding is a catalyst to help students complete their degrees on time, joining the labor market sooner and with less loan debt. The need-based Michigan Tuition Grant (MTG) does just this, helping students in need to graduate sooner.

2017 Federal Tax Update

The attached document is an overview of the Federal Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017. As of December 19, 2017 this piece of legislation has yet to be scored and thus cannot be fully passed. We will update the page once more information is available.

2016-2017 MTG recipients and graduates

It's been an exciting year at Michigan's independent colleges and univerities! During the 2016-2017 academic year, 14,789 students received the need-based Michigan Tuition Grant (MTG) with more than a quarter (27%) of these students earning a Bachelor's degree.

Capital investment using PABs creates 6,850 jobs

PAB investment

Independent, non-profit colleges & universities in Michigan have made $378 million in capital investments using private activity bonds in their communities, creating 6,850 jobs over the past decade. In the coming five years, they are projected to invest an additional $125 million creating another 2,260 jobs.


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