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Paying for College

Paying for college can seem overwhelming, but you’ve made a smart choice.


  • 十大电子游戏平台's tuition is one-quarter that of a four-year college or university.
  • 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

Check your email

Check your 十大电子游戏平台 email for instructions and, if needed, a link to 十大电子游戏平台’s verification system.

Accept aid

  • View and accept aid in 十大电子游戏平台 Self-Service, under Financial Aid, upon email notification. Note that many grants and scholarships are automatically accepted for you.
  • 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 十大电子游戏平台 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. 十大电子游戏平台’s aid year is Fall, Spring, Summer.


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Emergency Assistance

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