College Fees | The Second Sticker Shock: How Michigan State Free Tuition Programs Still Leave Students With Substantial College Bills

March 10, 2021

Sticker shock based on known tuition and fee costs can be profound for college students, and clear communication about how available financial aid will help cover those costs is critical. Often overlooked, however, is the second shock of unanticipated charges in the form of additional fees, and the effects they have on affordability and even enrollment and completion.


Michigan’s Tuition Incentive Program: A Model for National Need-Based Financial Aid

February 17, 2021

Removing operational hurdles in Michigan’s Tuition Incentive Program (TIP) could benefit as many as 100,000 more students, according to a report released by The Century Foundation (TCF) and TICAS. Although Michigan lags behind other Midwest states in grant aid to college students, the TIP program offers a well-targeted, promising model for other states to consider.


As Many As 100,000 More Michigan Students Could Benefit from Promising Tuition Incentive Program

February 17, 2021

Removing operational hurdles in Michigan’s Tuition Incentive Program (TIP) could benefit as many as 100,000 more students, according to a new report released by The Century Foundation (TCF) and TICAS. Although Michigan lags behind other Midwest states in overall grant aid to college students, the TIP program offers a well-targeted, promising model for other states to consider.