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, 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 Veteran’s 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

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

Futures for Frontliners offers Michigan adults without college degrees or high school diplomas who provided essential services during the pandemic a tuition-free pathway to gaining the skills needed to obtain high-demand, high-wage careers. Visit Futures for Frontliners to apply.

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. 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 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.

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) (hyperlink) 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 half-time (minimum 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.

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

The StarZone

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

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

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