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Tuition Incentive Program (TIP)

The Tuition Incentive Program (TIP) is a program that encourages eligible students to complete high school by providing tuition assistance for the first two years of college and beyond.

To meet the financial eligibility requirement a student must have (or have had) Medicaid coverage for 24 months with a 36 consecutive month period as identified by the Michigan Department of Human Services (DHS).

EMU is Phase II of the program - the student will not be eligible to received TIP until they have earned 56 hours or an Associates Degree. For additional information visit the State of Michigan OSG website.

Application Process

Students are identified by DHS as having met the Medicaid eligibility requirement. After being identified, the Office of Scholarships and Grants will send the student an acceptance form. The student must complete the acceptance form and return it to OSG. The student will receive a Phase II Letter of Credit and they will need to fill it out and turn it into the Office of Financial Aid.

How much will I receive?

The student will receive a $500 award for 4 semesters totaling $2,000.

What do I need to do to keep my award?

Be meeting EMU's Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) policy.