Paying for College

Paying for college can be difficult for students of all financial backgrounds.  The key to successfully financing a quality education without accumulating a massive amount of debt is to plan ahead. 

In order to take full advantage of all available funding opportunities, families and students should start planning early on in high school. It is still possible, however, for students already in college to secure financial assistance.

Academic Success Partnerships is committed to making certain that students are adequately informed about all of their financial options and understand how to go about securing funding.

We offer our students a number of specific scholarship opportunities, as well as work tirelessly to gather the latest information and resources available for student use. Our knowledgeable and dedicated staff members are available to answer questions and provide students with direction to the best of our abilities. 

Financial Resources

  • EMU Scholarships Database
    Eastern Michigan University automatically considers new students for scholarship funding upon application.  Students already or previously enrolled at EMU can utilize the EMU Scholarships Database to search for funding opportunities.
  • FAFSA

    Students must complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid  (FAFSA) form every year in order to receive financial aid (grants, scholarships, federal work-study and federal student loans) from government agencies as well as from Eastern Michigan University.  

    Each year, the FAFSA opens on October 1st for the following school year. The earlier you file, the more funding you are likely to receive.

  • Michigan Tuition Incentive Program
    Eligible students must register on the Michigan TIP website before August 30 of their high school graduation year, in order to receive this funding.
  • Sallie Mae Educational Website
    Sallie Mae Paying for College Resource offers free educational resources to students and parents on the topic of paying for college, including how to find funding, applying for FAFSA and much more.

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