Lansing Community College

The Financial Aid Office participates in the following State of Michigan programs: Children of Veterans Tuition Grant, Fostering Futures Scholarship, Futures for Frontliners, Michigan Competitive Scholarship, Michigan Gear Up Scholarship, Michigan Indian Tuition Waiver, Michigan Reconnect Scholarship, Police Officer’s and Fire Fighter’s Survivor Tuition Grant and Tuition Incentive Program (TIP).

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

State of Michigan Programs

Children of Fallen Heroes Scholarship

The Children of Fallen Heroes Scholarship is provided to students whose parent or guardian was a public safety officer who died in the line of duty. This scholarship is available to those who are Federal Pell Grant eligible and are under 24 years of age or enrolled at an institution of higher education at the time of parent's or guardian's death.

Children of Veterans Tuition Grant

The Children of Veterans Tuition Grant (CVTG) is awarded for up to four academic years to students older than 16 and less than 26 years of age who are the natural or adopted child of a Michigan veteran. The veteran must have died or became totally and permanently disabled as a result of military service. Students must enroll at least half-time (minimum 6 credit hours) and meet Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) standards, which includes maintaining a minimum GPA of at least a 2.25, to continue to receive the award. This award covers tuition and mandatory fees (registration and student support fees), prorates based on enrollment level and may be adjusted due to other awards. CVTG will not cover any billing hours in excess of credit hours.

Fostering Futures Scholarship

The Fostering Futures Scholarship is awarded 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. Eligible applicants are required to maintain half-time enrollment (minimum 6 credit hours) and meet satisfactory academic progress. This award can only pay for tuition and fee charges and may be adjusted due to other awards.

Futures for Frontliners

The Futures for Frontliners provides tuition assistance to Michigan residents who have not obtained a college degree and worked as a frontline worker in an essential industry between April 1 – June 30, 2020.  The program is intended to give thanks to those who put themselves at risk during the pandemic.  Students must have applied by December 31, 2020.  The scholarship covers any remaining in-district tuition and mandatory fees (Registration and Student Support Fee) that are not covered by the Federal Pell Grant or other tuition-restricted scholarships.  Students must maintain enrollment as at least a half-time (6 credit hours) student in a financial aid eligible program. Visit Futures for Frontliners for more information.

GEAR-UP Michigan

The Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs (GEAR UP) is a federally funded program designed to provide early intervention services and programs to students in middle school and high school. Michigan GEAR UP (MI GEAR UP) targets low-income students by providing them with support services to increase their opportunity to succeed in postsecondary education. Students must maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress and be enrolled at least half-time (6 credit hours). The award amount is pro-rated based on enrollment levels:

  • 100% for full-time (12 or more credits)
  • 75% for three-quarter-time (9-11.99 credits)
  • 50% for half-time (6-8.99 credits)
  • 0% for less than half-time (0.25 to 5.99 credits)

Michigan ECHO Scholarship

Michigan Equity, Courage, Hope and Opportunity (MI ECHO) Scholarship offers tuition and fee assistance for students who are pursuing an associate degree or certification, but are not eligible for federal financial aid. MI ECHO is designed to assist students who are DACA recipients, Temporary Protected Status immigrants, Special Immigrant Juveniles, and other populations who are excluded from most traditional financial aid opportunities. This opportunity is provided by the Michigan College Access Network.

Michigan Competitive Scholarship

The Michigan Competitive Scholarship is awarded to students who are pursuing their first degree and demonstrate financial need along with having a qualifying ACT or SAT score. Eligible applicants are required to file a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) each year, maintain half-time enrollment (minimum 6 credit hours), and meet satisfactory academic progress. This award can only pay for tuition and fee charges and may be adjusted due to other awards. The award amount is pro-rated based on enrollment levels:

  • 100% for full-time (12 or more credits)
  • 75% for three-quarter-time (9-11.99 credits)
  • 50% for half-time (6-8.99 credits)
  • 0% for less than half-time (0.25 to 5.99 credits)

Michigan Indian Tuition Waiver

The Michigan Indian Tuition Waiver (MITW) is awarded to students approved by the Michigan Department of Civil Rights.  Students must be ¼ or more Native American blood quantum as certified by their Tribal Enrollment Department, be an enrolled citizen of a U.S. Federally Recognized Tribe as certified by your Tribal Enrollment Department, and be a legal resident of the state of Michigan for no less than 12 consecutive month.  The MITW award can only pay for tuition charges and may be adjusted due to other awards.

Michigan Reconnect

Michigan Reconnect provides tuition assistance to Michigan residents who are 25 years of age or older and have not obtained a college degree. The scholarship covers any remaining in-district tuition and mandatory fees (Registration and Student Support Fee) that are not covered by the Federal Pell Grant or other tuition-restricted scholarships.  In addition to completing the FAFSA, students must complete and submit the Reconnect Application.  Students must begin classes within 12 months from the date the application was approved by the State of Michigan and they must be enrolled at least half-time (6 credit hours).

Police Officer’s and Firefighter’s Survivor

The Police Officer's and Firefighter's Survivor Tuition Act provides a waiver of tuition for the surviving spouse and children of Michigan police officers and fire fighters who died in the line of duty. The program is intended to provide an educational benefit to the spouse and children of police officers and fire fighters who made the ultimate sacrifice for their communities and the citizens of Michigan. Tuition is waived for eligible survivors enrolled in classes leading to a certificate or undergraduate degree. Students must maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress.

Tuition Incentive Program

The Tuition Incentive Program (TIP) is awarded for up to 24 credits per academic year to students enrolled in an Associate Degree or Certificate program that requires at least 30 credits. Students must enroll at least half-time (6 credit hours) in courses that are required for the declared program of study and meet Satisfactory Academic Progress standards.  This award covers in-district tuition and mandatory fees (registration and student support fees) and may be adjusted due to other awards. TIP will not cover any billing hours in excess of credit hours.

StarZone

The StarZone is home to many student service departments such as admissions, academic advising, financial aid, student finance, testing and more! Visit the CRS in the StarZone for help with admissions, class registration, general financial aid questions and more.

Student chats with helper at the StarZone in the Gannon building

Phone: 517-483-1200
Toll Free: 800-644-4522
Fax: 517-483-9668

lcc-starzone@star.lcc.edu

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

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Financial Aid

Phone: 517-483-1200 option 1
Email: financialaid@lcc.edu

Academic Advising

Phone: 517-483-1904 option 4
Email: eadvising@lcc.edu
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