To be considered for a Michigan Achievement Scholarship, a student must:
- Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
- Please note: If selected for verification, this process must be completed to receive the MAS award.
- Demonstrate financial need by having an Expected Family Contribution (EFC) of $25,000 or less.
- Be a Michigan resident since July 1 of the previous calendar year.
- If a dependent student, parent(s) must also be a Michigan resident since July 1 of the previous calendar year.
- Graduate from high school in Michigan with a diploma or a certificate of completion or achieved a high school equivalency certificate in 2023 or after.
- Enroll full time as defined by the eligible institution. (Eligible institutions include Michigan community colleges, tribal colleges and public or private universities).
- Enroll at an eligible institution within 15 months of high school graduation or earning a high school equivalency certificate.
- Students are not eligible if they are incarcerated or are in default on a federal student loan.
Students are also encouraged to create an account in the MiSSG Portal at so they can track the status of their scholarship. An MiSSG Student Portal account can be created 3-5 business days after completing a FAFSA.
The Michigan Achievement Scholarship is comprised of two parts: a $2,500 minimum award per year, and a last-dollar tuition award of up to $3,000 per year. Students who may be eligible will see the award on their financial aid offer for the 2023-24 academic year as an estimated award. Please be advised that these award offers are subject to removal or change as WMU processes other aid received on the student’s behalf.
Students must be enrolled full time and be in making Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) for the award to pay to their account. The minimum award portion of the scholarship should pay approximately 10 days prior to the beginning of the term. The last dollar portion of the award may not pay fully until after the add/drop period of the term so that all other tuition-based aid is taken into consideration, per state awarding requirements.