Governor Gretchen Whitmer recently announced that Michigan universities are experiencing record enrollment numbers for first-year students after the implementation of the Michigan Achievement Scholarship, which lowers the cost of college by thousands of dollars a year for the vast majority of high school graduates.
“Michiganders deserve the opportunity to get a high-quality, affordable higher education so they can land a good-paying job right here in Michigan,” said Governor Whitmer. “The Michigan Achievement Scholarship we established last year lowers the cost of community, private, and public college for the majority of students starting this fall. I am proud to see that it’s making a real difference, with record enrolment numbers. Let’s keep working together to lower the cost of college, grow our economy, and ensure anyone and everyone can ‘make it’ in Michigan.”
Colleges across the state are experiencing record enrollment numbers, and historic freshman class sizes as they enroll the first high school graduates eligible for the Michigan Achievement Scholarship.
Michigan Achievement Scholarship
To help lower the cost of college and get the state closer to achieving its Sixty by 30 goal, Governor Whitmer created the Michigan Achievement Scholarship, which is available to graduating high school seniors and this year’s incoming freshman class. The Michigan Achievement Scholarship can save families up to $27,500 while students earn a bachelor’s degree.
This scholarship builds on Governor Whitmer’s leadership to lower the cost of college through scholarships like Michigan Reconnect, Futures for Frontliners, and Mi Future Educator Fellowship. These investments get Michigan closer to reaching the state’s Sixty by 30 goal of 60% of adults with a skill certificate or college degree by 2030.
Possible student awards include:
- Up to $2,000 if they attend an eligible training provider in Michigan, per year, up to two years
- Up to $2,750 if they attend a Michigan community college, per year, up to three years
- Up to $4,000 if they attend a Michigan private college or university, per year, up to five years
- Up to $5,500 if they attend a Michigan public university, per year, up to five years
Additional information about the Michigan Achievement Scholarship is available at www.michigan.gov/achievement.