Community College Guarantee

This proposal, as outlined in Senate Bill 752, would open more pathways for high school graduates across the state to attend community college, preparing a brighter future ahead for the state of Michigan and its workforce.

Colleges and universities play an integral role in shaping how our young people make their way in the world – whether to pursue a future in health care, technology, the trades, and more. That’s why, as part of their higher education bill package for the 2025 State Budget, Senate Democrats included an increase in funding to expand the Michigan Achievement Scholarship program known as the “Community College Guarantee.”  

This investment would help cover tuition costs for Michigan high school graduates while they work toward an associate degree or skilled certificate at a Michigan community college. In addition to the funding increase, this proposal outlines the different options eligible Michigan students would fall under to receive this funding – whether they live in a community college district and are going to their “home” college, live in a community college district but are going to another college out of district, or do not live in a community college district. 

This proposal, as outlined in Senate Bill 752, would open more pathways for high school graduates across the state to attend community college, preparing a brighter future ahead for the state of Michigan and its workforce.

Breakdown of Aid Based on Residence

In-District: All Tuition & Fees 

Lives in a community college district and going to their home college

Out-of-District: Award Capped at Home District Rate

Lives in a community college district but are attending another college out of district

No District: Awarded $1,000

Does not live in a community college district