Graduate Tuition Grant (2015)

The Graduate Tuition Grant (GTG) is a program designed to assist incoming graduate students with unmet financial need. The GTG program is a one-time nonrenewable grant. Selected GTG students will receive awards ranging from $1,000 to $4,000. Graduate Tuition Grants will be split and awarded over the first two semesters of the recipient’s enrollment. Students who receive the GTG must maintain a 3.0 or better grade point average and full-time status during their first two semesters of enrollment.

Who is eligible to apply?

To be considered for the Graduate Tuition Grant, students must:

  • Be first-time master’s or PhD students for the fall 2015 semester
  • Be enrolling as full-time on-campus students (online students are not eligible)
  • Be US citizens, permanent residents, US Nationals, or refugees
  • Not be receiving funding from another source at Michigan Tech for their first two semesters of enrollment
  • Not be receiving tuition reductions provided through the following Michigan Tech program - Applied Science Education
  • Have demonstrated financial need as verified using the US Department of Education’s rules for need-based Federal financial aid

How do I apply?

Interested students must complete their 2015-16 FAFSA by March 20, 2015 to improve their chances of receiving this grant. The FinAid® website has useful information about filing the required FAFSA and an online calculator to estimate the amount of your financial need.

When will I know if I am awarded a Graduate Tuition Grant?

Students who have been awarded tuition grants will be notified via their Michigan Tech email account on a rolling basis starting in April, 2015. All students who receive a Graduate Tuition Grant will be required to accept this award within 15 days of their notification.

What if I am awarded other funding through Michigan Tech?

The Graduate Tuition Grant cannot be used if any other support is received through Michigan Tech (e.g. assistantships, tuition fellowship or stipend).

Who can I contact if I have questions?

If you need more information or have questions about the Graduate Tuition Grant, please contact Jacque Smith at or (906) 487-1434.