Tuition Incentive Program (TIP)

TIP Phase I for 2018-2019

Students that are eligible for TIP (Tuition Incentive Program) Phase I benefits are required to complete all of the steps below, as soon after October 1, 2017, as possible, to receive TIP funding at Ferris State University. Please note that the State of Michigan caps the amount of TIP funding that a school may pay out, therefore, TIP funding is awarded on a first-come, first-served basis: 

Step One: Apply for admission and be accepted into an Associate's degree program at Ferris State University.

Step Two: Create an online account via the Michigan Student Scholarships and Grants MiSSG) portal to complete the application process for the Tuition Incentive Program and indicate Ferris State University as their college of choice.

Step Three: Student must file a 2018-2019 FAFSA and submit any additional financial aid requirements as requested. Admitted students should check for missing requirements regularly.

Additional information

  • To receive Tip Phase I benefits, qualified students must be enrolled in an associate’s degree program and take classes that count toward the completion of that degree.
  • Effective for 2018-2019, the State of Michigan will pay $330 per credit hour, for up to 12 credits per semester.
  • Eligible students must begin to use TIP funding within four years following high school graduation or GED completion.
  • Each semester, students will be required to complete and submit a TIP Phase 1 Class Registration Form to their Dean's office once they have registered for classes. 
  • Once FSU has awarded the amount capped by the State of Michigan, no further TIP funding will be awarded. 

TIP Phase II

TIP Phase II 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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