The Michigan National Guard State Tuition Assistance Program was created by Public Act 249 of 2014 and is administered by the Michigan Department of Military and Veterans Affairs. According to preliminary information from the DMVA, the program will provide tuition assistance of up to $4,500 per academic year to members of the Michigan National Guard. A separate application is required. Eligibility criteria includes:
- Being active in the National Guard (including one weekend/month and two weeks/year)
- Not absent without leave or under Uniform Code of Military Justice charges and
- Meeting additional criteria consistent with recruiting and retention requirements
If you qualify for this program, you must report this payment to the U-M Office of Financial Aid when you receive it. Details, frequently asked questions, and applications are available on the Michigan.gov website. Call 517-481-7640 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.