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Zero Out-of-Pocket Expenses at Ferris State University

Bringing together the Michigan Achievement Scholarship, the Pell Grant and more, the Ferris Pledge puts your Ferris degree within reach with zero out-of-pocket expenses.

Meet a financial aid expert to learn more.

Explore the Pledge

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The Details

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The Ferris Pledge covers the full cost of tuition and required fees by combining federal and state scholarships and grants with other Ferris financial aid options.

Housing, food and other education-related expenses are not covered the Ferris Pledge.

This means your $13,524 annual tuition will cost you zero dollars out of pocket. The Ferris Pledge can be renewed for up to four academic years with the option for a fifth year if you're on track for graduation.

Make sure to check with a financial aid expert to understand all of the college expenses beyond tuition and standard fees. 

Meet a Financial Aid Expert


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  • Be an incoming first-year undergraduate and a Michigan resident admitted to a degree program starting fall 2024.
  • Meet all of the eligibility requirements for a Pell Grant in 2024-25. 
  • Meet all of the requirements for the Michigan Achievement Scholarship in 2024-25.
  • Enroll full time (12 or more credit hours per semester) each semester. Funding is for fall and spring semesters.
  • Ferris must receive your completed FAFSA and application for admission.
  • Transfer students are not eligible for the Ferris Pledge, but are considered for other grant opportunities and  should explore our many scholarship options.