Tuition Incentive Program (TIP)


The Tuition Incentive Program (TIP) encourages eligible students to complete high school by providing tuition assistance for the first two years of college and beyond.

IMPORTANT UPDATE EFFECTIVE SEPTEMBER 2016: Students who are eligible for TIP benefits are required to create an online account via the Michigan Student Scholarships and Grants (MiSSG) portal to complete the application process for the Tuition Incentive Program. Students must indicate Ferris State University as their college of choice in order for Ferris State to be able to award the TIP funding.

TIP Phase I

To receive benefits from the State, qualified students must be enrolled in an associate’s degree program and taking classes that count toward completion of that degree.  The State will pay up to 24 credit hours per academic year (maximum of 12 credits per semester) for work taken within four years following high school graduation or GED completion.   

Effective Fall 2016 -  Student schedules will be reviewed each semester to ensure TIP eligibility.  TIP benefits may not be used to pay for bachelor degree courses.  It is essential for students to work closely with their academic advisors to ensure that course work is eligible to qualify for TIP funding. 

TIP Phase II

TIP will provide a maximum of $2,000 in tuition benefits for credits earned in a bachelor’s degree (benefits cannot exceed $500 a semester and is tuition specific). These benefits must be used within 30 months of completion of Phase I.

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