Free Tuition Programs

Free Tuition Programs

The 15 public universities in Michigan are committed to providing a quality education at an affordable price. Many universities now offer free tuition programs for some of our state’s students with the highest need. Each program has additional restrictions and/or requirements not listed here. Please check with each campus for full details.

University

Free Tuition Program?

Main Eligibility Requirements

Central Michigan University

CMU Traditions Program

MI resident, family AGI ≤$50K, family assets of ≤$50K. Mt. Pleasant main campus students only

Eastern Michigan University

Eastern Tuition Advantage

3.0+ high school GPA, household income <$60K

Ferris State University

Ferris Launch

3.0+ high school GPA, Pell Grant eligible, federal EFC of zero. Big Rapids main campus students only

Grand Valley State University

Grand Valley Pledge

MI resident, family AGI ≤$50K, family assets of ≤$50K

Lake Superior State University

No institutional tuition guarantees, but free tuition may be possible by filling out the FAFSA. Additionally, this campus participates in Phase I of the state Tuition Incentive Program, providing two years of free tuition.

MI residents who are Medicaid eligible for 24 months within a 36-month span in middle or high school are eligible for TIP.

Michigan State University

No institutional tuition guarantees, but free tuition may be possible through the Spartan Advantage by filling out the FAFSA.

 

Michigan Technological University

No institutional tuition guarantees, but free tuition may be possible by filling out the FAFSA. Additionally, this campus participates in Phase I of the state Tuition Incentive Program, providing two years of free tuition.

MI residents who are Medicaid eligible for 24 months within a 36-month span in middle or high school are eligible for TIP.

Northern Michigan University

No institutional tuition guarantees, but free tuition may be possible by filling out the FAFSA. Additionally, this campus participates in Phase I of the state Tuition Incentive Program, providing two years of free tuition.

MI residents who are Medicaid eligible for 24 months within a 36-month span in middle or high school are eligible for TIP.

Oakland University

Golden Grizzlies Tuition Guarantee

MI resident, federal EFC of zero

Saginaw Valley State University

SVSU Cardinal Commitment

MI resident, family AGI ≤$50K, family assets of <$50K

University of Michigan – Ann Arbor

Go Blue Guarantee

MI resident, family AGI ≤$65K, family assets of <$50K

University of Michigan – Dearborn

Go Blue Guarantee

MI resident, family AGI ≤$65K, family assets of <$50K, 3.5+ high school GPA

University of Michigan – Flint

Go Blue Guarantee

MI resident, family AGI ≤$65K, family assets of <$50K, 3.5+ high school GPA

Wayne State University

Heart of Detroit Tuition Pledge

Live in the city of Detroit or graduate from any Detroit high school

Wayne State University

Wayne Access Tuition Pledge

First year undergraduate with a federal EFC of $0-$5,000, admitted by Mar. 1

Western Michigan University

Bronco Promise

MI resident, family AGI ≤$50K, family assets of <$50K

Compiled by MASU, updated Nov. 16, 2022