LCC is authorized by the State of Michigan to administer the following state-funded awards and scholarships to our students. We encourage you to read the descriptions and instructions for the awards and scholarships below and to contact our office with any questions.

Children of Veterans Tuition Grant | Fostering Futures Scholarship | Michigan Competitive Scholarship |Michigan Tuition Incentive Program (TIP) | Michigan Indian Tuition Waiver | Education and Training Voucher (ETV) | Police Officer's and Fire Fighter's Survivor Tuition Grant


Children of Veterans Tuition Grant

The program is designed to provide undergraduate tuition assistance to certain children older than 16 and less than 26 years of age who have been Michigan residents for the 12 months prior to application. To be eligible, a student must be the natural or adopted child of a Michigan veteran. Stepchildren of the veteran are not eligible. The veteran must have been a legal resident of Michigan immediately before entering military service and must not have later resided outside of Michigan for more than two years; or the veteran must have established legal residency in Michigan after entering military service. Students may receive scholarship assistance for up to four academic years for a total of up to $11,200. Awards are for an academic year with the amount determined by the student's enrollment status. Full-time students can receive up to a maximum of $2,800 per academic year. Visit to complete the application.

Completed applications and question about this scholarship may be directed to:

Student Scholarships and Grants
P.O. Box 30462
Lansing, MI 48909-7962

Telephone: 1-888-4-GRANTS (1-888-447-2687), extension 3-7120
Fax: 517-241-5835


Fostering Futures Scholarship

You must apply by June 30 for scholarships for the upcoming fall, spring and summer semesters.

The Fostering Futures Scholarship is available on a first-come, first served basis to students who have been placed by the Department of Human Services in the Michigan foster care system on or after the 13th birthday. There is no maximum age restriction for the student. The student must be enrolled as an undergraduate student at a Michigan public or private degree granting 4-year college/university or a community college.

INSTRUCTIONS: Complete the application and submit it to Student Scholarships and Grants at the address or fax number shown at the bottom of the application page. Download the application.

Click here for additional information on the State of MI webpage.


Michigan Competitive Scholarship

The Michigan Competitive Scholarship is based on both financial need and merit and is available for use at Michigan public and private postsecondary colleges. Students must take the ACT Assessment (ACT) before entering college and receive a qualifying test score. (Students may take the ACT after leaving high school if they have not had any college experience). Awards are restricted to tuition and fees. File a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Priority will be given to students who apply by February 21 (freshman) or March 21 (upperclassmen).


Michigan Tuition Incentive Program (TIP)

TIP pays community college tuition and registration fees for students from low-income families who meet the basic criteria and low-income financial guidelines. To meet the financial eligibility requirement, a student must have (or have had) Medicaid coverage for 24 months within a 36-consecutive-month period as identified by the Michigan Department of Human Services (DHS), and applied before graduation or GED completion.

LCC requires students to file a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), ensure LCC is listed LCC is listed as their institution on the State of Michigan MiSSG portal, and submit a copy of their High School Diploma/GED. Students must be enrolled in programs of study that require at least 30 credit hours for completion.

Eligibility for both Phase I and Phase II:

Provide evidence of eligibility, i.e., submit a copy of the "eligibility letter" to the financial aid office of the college

Obtain a high school diploma or GED certificate prior to age 20

Be enrolled at least half time in a program earning less than 80 semester or 120 term credits

Be a Michigan resident as determined by institutional criteria

Be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident

Meet the institution's satisfactory academic progress (SAP) policy

Additional information on TIP eligibility can be found on the State's website.


Michigan Indian Tuition Waiver

The Michigan Indian Tuition Waiver - MITW - is available to students who meet the following criteria:

You must be enrolled at one of Michigan's public colleges or universities AND

You must be 1/4 or more Native American blood quantum as certified by your Tribal Enrollment Department AND

You must be an enrolled member of a US Federally recognized Tribe as certified by your Tribal Enrollment Department AND

You must be a legal resident of the state of Michigan for not less than 12 consecutive months.

Additional information on the Michigan Indian Tuition Waiver can be found on the State's website.

Should you meet the criteria, you may fill out the Michigan Indian Tuition Waiver Application, and submit it to your Tribal Enrollment Department.


Education and Training Voucher (ETV)

Offer up to $5,000 towards school-related costs and living fees. It is for youth that were in foster care after the age of 14. Contact Lutheran Social Services of Michigan for eligibility requirements at (887)-660-METV or go to the website at:

You must receive your first ETV prior to your 21st birthday. You are then eligible until your 23rd birthday, provided you receive at least a 2.0 GPA and do not drop more than one class per semester.

Eligibility Criteria:

  1. Were in foster care on or after your 14th birthday because of abuse/neglect.
  2. Were adopted from foster care on or after your 16th birthday.
  3. Must have a high school diploma or GED.
  4. Attend at least half-time, an accredited school that:
  1. Awards a Bachelor's degree or no less than a 2-year program that provides credit towards a degree
  2. Provides no less than 1-year training towards gainful employment or
  3. Is a vocational program that provides training for gainful employment and has been in existence for at least 2 years.


Police Officer's and Fire Fighter's Survivor Tuition Grant

To be eligible the person applying must be the spouse or child (natural or adopted), of a deceased Michigan police officer or firefighter, who was killed in the line of duty. A child must be less than age 21 at the time of the police officer's or firefighter's death. The student is responsible for notifying SSG of a change of address or college choice.

Eligibility Requirements

Apply, qualify, and enroll at least half time in a program leading to a certificate or degree at an approved Michigan community college or public university.

Be a Michigan resident for 12 consecutive months preceding application. Dependents shall use the parent's residency status.

Provide satisfactory evidence that the applicant is an eligible child or surviving spouse of a police officer or firefighter killed in the line of duty.

Must apply for the first time before the age of 26.

Be certified by the financial aid officer of the eligible institution that the waiver is needed to meet tuition expenses. The child's or surviving spouse's family income, excluding any income from death benefits attributable to the officer's or firefighter's death must demonstrate financial need as determined by SSG.

For renewal, meet institution's satisfactory academic progress (SAP) policy.

Has not yet received a bachelor's degree.

See the State of MI website for additional information and application.


Contact the StarZone

Visit the StarZone to get help with admissions, financial aid, academic advising, payment plans, placement testing, orientation and all other student services.

Student chats with helper at the StarZone in the Gannon building

Phone: 517-483-1957
Toll Free: 800-644-4522

Downtown Campus
Gannon Building
411 N. Grand Ave
Lansing, MI 48933

Monday: 8am – 6pm
Tuesday: 8am – 6pm
Wednesday: 8am – 5pm
Thursday: 8am – 5pm
Friday: 8am – 4pm


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