We're so happy that you are considering attending Ferris State University as a TIP Scholar. Below are a few things you should know about the TIP Scholars program.
Ferris TIP Scholars Facts
- We have over 1,300 TIP Scholars at Ferris
- Ferris offers various support services to all students free of charge
- Many TIP Scholars utilize a variety of offices on campus for support (see list below)
- Through the TIP Office, students can request academic coaching on a variety of topics,
including (but not limited to):
- time management
- study skills
- financial literacy
- Ferris is the only university in Michigan that has a program specifically for TIP eligible students
You must be able to answer "YES" to all four of these questions...
- Have you had Medicaid for 24 months within a 36 consecutive month period between 3rd to 12th grade?
- Will you have obtained a high school diploma or GED by age 20 and applied for TIP?
- Are you a Michigan resident?
- Are you a U.S. Citizen?
If you answered yes to all four questions above, then you should call the State of Michigan Scholarships and Grants Office at 1-888-4-GRANTS (1-888-447-2687).
YES! Ferris is the only public four-year college in the Lower Peninsula of Michigan that accepts Phase 1 TIP funding. Ferris also accepts Phase 2 TIP funding.
Eligible students will receive an letter from the State of Michigan explaining the TIP Program while in High School. Students should apply for TIP online through the MiSSG Student Portal (www.michigan.gov/missg) or by phone at 1-888-4-GRANTS (1-888-447-2687). The application must be completed before August 31st of the student's graduating year from high school. Michigan Student Scholarship and Grants (MiSSG) will send students a reminder to complete the application during their senior year of high school.
Students must notify MiSSG any change of address or update college choice through the student portal or by phone. In order to receive funding at Ferris, Ferris State University must be selected as your school of choice.
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Yes, students must be enrolled in an Associate Degree program. All classes a student is enrolled in must be applicable to that Associate Degree program and must be listed on their MyDegree degree audit.
Check out the various resources below:
Please contact the Office of Admissions at 231-591-2000.
Please contact the Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid at 231-591-2110.
Please keep in mind the application for Ferris and application for TIP are two separate processes. If you have questions, please contact the Office of Admissions at 231-591-2000.