Chapter 9

9.01-9.05 | 9.06-9.10 | 9.11-9.15 | 9.16-9.20 | 9.21-9.24


Scholarships and Student Financial Aid

Effective Date: 09/01/2010

9.21 Leadership Scholarships

A maximum of 20 leadership scholarships will be awarded to enrolled undergraduate students in the spring semester in recognition of outstanding campus service. A recipient must have a minimum of a 2.5 cumulative grade point average. Each recipient will receive a scholarship of $500.

  07/15/2010 Was previously Policy Renumbered only. Also see history at end of 9.24.



Effective Date: 09/01/2010

9.22 Military Family Education Award (MFEA)

Value: Equal to the difference between nonresident and resident tuition.

Eligibility: New undergraduate students who, at the time they apply to Michigan Tech, are considered nonresident students and are children under the age of 24 or the spouse of an active duty member of a Uniformed Service (as defined by Title 10 US code) including:Air Force


  • Army
  • Coast Guard
  • Marines
  • Navy
  • National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Commissioned Corps (NOAA Corps)
  • United States Public Health Service Commissioned Corps (PHSCC)
  • National Guard & Reserve members activated for 365 days or greater
  • Merchant Marine Academy

Currently enrolled undergraduate students with this Uniformed Services relationship may petition the University Scholarship Committee for MFEA consideration. Previously awarded assistance may be reduced or cancelled for enrolled MFEA recipients.

Duration: This award will remain with the student for the entirety of their undergraduate education so long as they remain in good academic and disciplinary standing.

Exclusion: Recipients of the MFEA are not eligible for other institutional general fund awards such as the National Scholars Program or Alumni Legacy Award.

Verification: Verification includes presenting Official Orders or Military ID cards to MichiganTech's Admissions Office prior to the beginning of classes.

  07/15/2010 Was previously Policy 9.20.1. Renumbered and added Merchant Marine Academy.


Effective Date: 09/01/2010

9.23 Refunds for Scholarships

For students who are entitled to partial refunds of tuition, any such refund shall be made to the originating scholarship account, according to the University financial aid refund policy.

  02/04/26 Michigan High School Scholarship
  04/22/26 Michigan High School Scholarship
  12/29/44 Foreign Student Scholarships
  05/10/47 Foreign Student Scholarships
  08/31/57 Grants-in-aid
  08/26/60 Grants-in-aid
  10/12/62 Board of Trustees scholarships, replaces Michigan High School Scholarships
  10/15/65 Board of Trustees Scholarships
  06/15/73 Community College, National Merit
  10/04/74 David H. Morgan Scholarships
  06/11/76 MTU Scholar Pilot Program
  12/09/77 Pilot Program
  08/11/78 Grants-in-aid
  09/24/82 National Merit Scholarships
  01/27/84 MTU Scholar Award
  09/20/85 Completely revised
  07/22/88 National Merit Scholarships
  07/19/91 Clarified policy and added Educational Opportunity Scholarships and University Room and Board Grant
  11/18/94 Michigan Community College Scholarships, Athletic Grants, National Merit Scholarships
  03/15/96 Removed "value" from International Student Scholarships
  07/30/96 Added National Academic Scholarship, changed stated value of scholarships.
  11/19/99 Reflect change from quarters to semesters; added Michigan Alumni Legacy Award; change the value of the NAS award; discontinue NAS program at the end of spring semester 2005; remove University F&P Scholarships
  03/14/2003 For Board of Trustees scholarships included dependents of parents who are required to travel or remain out-of-state such as military service and maintain Michigan as place of permanent residency.
  10/07/2003 For Michigan Community College Scholarships changed applicants must be attending or have attended a Michigan community college; awards are based on academic achievement for a maximum of 6 semesters of undergraduate study; extensions would not be extended beyond 8 semesters; and scholarship is renewable to students who maintain 2.50 GPA as of the end of each spring semester.
  08/04/2005 Phase out of the Board of Trustees Scholarship program.
  12/09/2005 Changed title International Ambassador Scholarship, increased maximum value from $5,100 to $6,000, deleted National Academic Scholarship which was terminated at the end of 2005 spring semester, changed title to Diversity Incentive Awards, maximum value of award to full tuition plus fees, and GPA to 2.5 for lesser awards.
  09/28/2006 Changed MTU Scholar Award and award maximum of $600 each year for books and supplies to MTU Leading Scholar Award and $1,000 annual stipend.
  07/15/2010 Was previously 10.3.5. Renumbered only.


Effective Date: 09/01/2010

9.24 Enrollment for Senior Citizens

The President may authorize financial aid or waive tuition and required or related fees for up to two on campus courses per semester for individuals who are 60 years of age or older. Individuals who are not assessed fees are not entitled to receive any associated benefits.

  11/18/88 Changed to Vice President for Student Services
  09/18/92 Changed to Executive Vice President and Provost
  11/22/96 Limited enrollment to two courses per term
  10/08/2009 Clarified that individuals who are 60 years of age or older will not be assessed a fee or receive any of the associated benefits
  07/15/2010 Was previously Policy 17.5. Renumbered and changed "University" to "President".