Scholarships and Student Financial Aid
Effective Date: 10/07/2022
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
- Coast Guard
- 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
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 the National Scholars Program or Alumni Legacy Award.
Verification: Verification includes presenting Official Orders or Military ID cards to Michigan Tech's Admissions Office prior to the beginning of classes.
- 07/15/2010: Was previously Policy 9.20.1. Renumbered and added Merchant Marine Academy.
- 10/07/2022: Updated to remove restrictions on students.
Effective Date: 09/01/2010
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.
- 02/04/1926: Michigan High School Scholarship
- 04/22/1926: Michigan High School Scholarship
- 12/29/1944: Foreign Student Scholarships
- 05/10/1947: Foreign Student Scholarships
- 08/31/1957: Grants-in-aid
- 08/26/1960: Grants-in-aid
- 10/12/1962: Board of Trustees scholarships, replaces Michigan High School Scholarships
- 10/15/1965: Board of Trustees Scholarships
- 06/15/1973: Community College, National Merit
- 10/04/1974: David H. Morgan Scholarships
- 06/11/1976: MTU Scholar Pilot Program
- 12/09/1977: Pilot Program
- 08/11/1978: Grants-in-aid
- 09/24/1982: National Merit Scholarships
- 01/27/1984: MTU Scholar Award
- 09/20/1985: Completely revised
- 07/22/1988: National Merit Scholarships
- 07/19/1991: Clarified policy and added Educational Opportunity Scholarships and University Room and Board Grant
- 11/18/1994: Michigan Community College Scholarships, Athletic Grants, National Merit Scholarships
- 03/15/1996: Removed "value" from International Student Scholarships
- 07/30/1996: Added National Academic Scholarship, changed stated value of scholarships.
- 11/19/1999: 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
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.
- 11/18/1988: Changed to Vice President for Student Services
- 09/18/1992: Changed to Executive Vice President and Provost
- 11/22/1996: 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".