Students attending Mid Michigan College after high school will likely get a big boost in free financial aid this fall.

Through the Michigan Achievement Scholarship, students who graduate from high school in Michigan or achieve a high school equivalency certificate in 2023 will be eligible for significantly more financial aid from the State of Michigan.

“This is such an exciting opportunity for graduating high school seniors,” explained Beth Binder, Director of Admissions at Mid Michigan College. “Students can receive up to $2,750 each year for up to three years while attending Mid—that’s huge!”

Eligibility for the Michigan Achievement Scholarship can only be determined by filling out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, also known as the FAFSA.

If the FAFSA shows that a person has an Estimated Family Contribution (EFC) of $25,000 or less, then that student is likely eligible for the scholarship. This means that a family making $150,000 or less a year could qualify.

“It’s estimated that the scholarship will cover 94% of students attending community colleges,” noted Binder. “This scholarship is a game-changer and we hope to see many students complete the FAFSA to take advantage of this new resource.”

Michigan students and families can unlock the assistance available through the Michigan Achievement Scholarship by completing the FAFSA.

“We know the FAFSA can be intimidating, that’s why we’re here to help,” said Binder.

Mid’s Student Services teams are ready on campus and online to help families complete the FAFSA when and where it works for them.

“We want students and families to know about this opportunity and that we’re here to help them take the necessary steps to take advantage of it,” shared Binder. “This scholarship opens the door to a college education wider than ever before and we’re here to help students walk through it.”

For more information about the Michigan Achievement Scholarship or completing the FAFSA, visit or contact Admissions at or (989) 386-6661.

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