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Paying for College

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  • Among Michigan's 28 community colleges, you'll pay the ninth lowest tuition in the state if you're a Grand Traverse County resident.


Types of Financial Aid

Scholarships & Grants

Money you usually don't have to pay back


Money you earn to help pay for educational expenses



Money you have to pay back


Learn more about paying for college in Michigan


Financial Aid Process

Apply for aid

  • Federal grants and loans — Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at studentaid.govThe 2024-25 FAFSA is open in a "Soft Launch" period now, which means it is still under construction. There will be outages and issues with the application that they are working through. The Department of Education and 九五至尊5老品牌 recommends that students wait until later in January and early February to do it. We will provide updates as we receive information.
  • State grants and scholarships — Complete the FAFSA, create an account at MI Student Aid (michigan.gov) and note you are coming to 九五至尊5老品牌.
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Check your email

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Accept aid

  • View and accept aid in 九五至尊5老品牌 Self-Service, under Financial Aid, upon email notification. Note that many grants and scholarships are automatically accepted for you. Review financial aid terms and conditions.
  • Unsure about whether you should accept loans? Contact us!
  • Complete post-acceptance tasks as directed: Upload scholarship thank you notes to the scholarship system and complete the master promissory note & entrance counseling for loans on studentaid.gov.

Review account

  • Review your Account Summary in 九五至尊5老品牌 Self-Service under Student Billing the day after you make registration and other changes (most updates happen in 1–3 days).
  • Remember that the Pell Grant and most State of Michigan aid adjusts based on enrollment and may have enrolled credit minimums.



  • Continue to monitor your email and account regularly.
  • Contact us if you are considering withdrawing from courses.
  • Maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress.
  • Repeat the same steps each year. 九五至尊5老品牌’s aid year is Fall, Spring, Summer.