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FAQ

What is Flint Promise?

Flint Promise is a commitment to offer scholarships and support services to students who both reside in the City of Flint and graduate from a high school or GED program located in the City of Flint.

 

What does the scholarship cover?

Flint Promise is a “last-dollar” scholarship, which means it covers the remaining balance of college tuition, books and mandatory fees after grants and other scholarships are received. The scholarship is pro-rated based on the number of years a student resides in Flint and attends an eligible high school. Through Flint Promise, students who qualify for a full scholarship will be able to attend college at no cost to them.

 

Pro-Rated Eligibility
Years at an eligible City of Flint high school and a resident in the City of Flint Percentage of remaining costs covered
4 100
3 75
2 50
1 25

Note:  GED graduates are eligible to receive 30 percent of the scholarship toward their college education.

 

Who is eligible for a Flint Promise scholarship?

To apply for a Flint Promise scholarship, applicants must:

  • Graduate from a high school located within the City of Flint, or receive a GED in the City of Flint, in or after 2018
  • Reside within the City of Flint at the time of graduation (check to see if you address is within the City of Flint boundaries)
  • Graduate with a 1.8 GPA or higher
  • Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FASFA)
  • Apply to a participating college or university
  • Be age 24 or younger

To remain eligible for scholarship renewal, students are required to:

  • Enroll in at least 24 credits per academic year
  • Meet with their Success Coach on a regular basis
  • Achieve minimum academic standards required for receiving financial aid, which include grade point average and successful completion of courses (credits attempted)
  • Complete the FAFSA yearly

Is there a household income requirement?

No. Flint Promise scholarships are available to all students who meet the requirements listed above – regardless of household income.

 

Which high schools and GED programs are eligible in the city of Flint?

  • Accelerated Learning Academy
  • Flint Northwestern High School
  • Flint Southwestern Classical Academy
  • Flint/Genesee Job Corps
  • Gateway to College – Mott Community College
  • Genesee Early College
  • International Academy of Flint
  • Michigan School for the Deaf
  • Mott Middle College
  • Powers Catholic High School
  • WAY Academy

Where can the Flint Promise scholarship be used?

Currently, Flint Promise partners with Mott Community College and the University of Michigan-Flint, with plans to expand to other colleges and universities.

 

Flint Promise allows students to attend Mott Community College for up to three academic years as they pursue college credentials.

 

Once a Flint Promise student earns an associate degree or transfer certificate from Mott, the University of Michigan-Flint guarantees admission to transfer applicants. Also, the University of Michigan-Flint guarantees admission for first-time applicants from the Flint Promise district who meet the University’s minimum admission requirements. There, the student may extend the Flint Promise scholarship for up to three additional academic years as he or she pursues a bachelor’s degree.

 

I’m graduating high school with some college credits. How can I use Flint Promise?

See below for the different options. Please note that this table assumes that all eligibility requirements have been met.

 

High School Graduate without College Credits (up to 100% funding) High School Graduate with Some College Credits (up to 100% funding) GED Graduate (30% Funding)
Scholarship may be used at Mott Community College toward college credentials Scholarship may be used at Mott Community College toward college credentials* Scholarship may be used at Mott Community College toward college credentials
Once an associate degree has been completed at Mott Community College, a student may use their Flint Promise scholarship toward a bachelor’s degree at the University of Michigan-Flint. *Students with 45 credits or more may begin pursuing a bachelor’s degree at the University of Michigan-Flint immediately following high school. This will be evaluated on an individual basis and is contingent on the applicant meeting minimum admission requirements at the University of Michigan-Flint. Once an associate degree has been completed at Mott Community College, a student may use their Flint Promise scholarship toward a bachelor’s degree at the University of Michigan-Flint.

 

Will summer courses be covered under the Flint Promise scholarship?

Yes, beginning in summer 2019.

 

What support services are provided?

Each Flint Promise student is paired with a Success Coach, who will provide academic and personal support throughout the student’s college career.

 

How do I apply for Flint Promise? What are the deadlines?

The application process begins March 1, 2018. You may apply for Flint Promise online any time after that date.

 

The deadline to apply for the Flint Promise scholarship for use during the fall 2018 semester is July 16, 2018 and November 15, 2018 for use during the winter 2019 semester. Applicants will be contacted by a Success Coach after applications are received.

 

To receive an email notification when the Flint Promise application is available, please complete the contact form.

 

Can I defer the scholarship? And, if so, for how long?

Yes. Applicants are eligible to apply for and use the Flint Promise program through the age of 24.

 

What are the requirements to renew my Flint Promise scholarship?

Please see above for requirements.

 

Does Flint Promise have an appeal process?

Yes. Please submit your appeal here. You will be contacted by our team after review of your appeal.