Paying for College

You don’t have to go into debt to go to college

At Macomb, you have several options to help pay for your college education. Your dollars (financial aid or otherwise) also go farther at Macomb, where the first two years of college costs up to $18,000 less than it does at a public university. Two great reasons why 80 percent of our students finish debt free!

Financial Aid You Don’t Have to Pay Back (some restrictions apply)

Federal Grants
What many people think of first in terms of financial aid.

Macomb Grants
Funded and awarded by Macomb Community College.

Private Scholarships
Macomb offers more than 150 with varying criteria established by each private donor.

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Scholarship Recipients

They couldn’t all fit in the photo but here are some of the more than 400 Macomb students who received private scholarships to attend Macomb during the 2015-2016 school year through the Macomb Community College Foundation. Next semester, you could be one of them.

Other Types of Financial Aid

Federal Direct Stafford Loan Program
Both low interest and deferred payments are available for those who qualify.

College Work-Study
A federally-funded program that offers part-time, paid employment on campus or with a local community service organization. And you also get resume-building experience!

Jose “This has helped me focus on school, because I’m right here, I don’t have to commute to a job after class,” says Jose Romo-Puerta, a work-study student in Macomb’s marketing department. “This is my second semester doing this and I would absolutely recommend work-study to other students.”

For Your Ongoing Education

Transfer Scholarships
If you do well academically at Macomb, you may also be eligible for a transfer scholarship offered by most public and some private colleges and universities in Michigan exclusively to students transferring from a community college.

Take the First Step
Complete and submit the Free Applications for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) - required for all federal and state aid.

Tuition and Fees at Macomb
Macomb’s tuition scale, tenth lowest in the state, is based on residency, with Macomb County residents, as well as military veterans, paying the lowest rate. There is also an affiliate rate for students in neighboring counties with limited access to a community college. Find out more now.

Maximize your financial aid by following your program plan. Talk with a counselor or academic advisor for details after you are admitted.

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