Michigan 2020 Promise

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Nobody should forgo education as a result of heightened financial duress stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic. Albion College’s Michigan 2020 Promise is exclusive to graduating high school seniors and transfer students. Albion College will cover 100% of tuition and fees for Michigan families making under $65,000 annually, after the Michigan Tuition and Federal Pell Grants are applied. Families are responsible for room and board charges; however, federal loans may be applied toward these costs.

We care about all Michigan families. Families making over $65,000 at minimum will receive $92,000, or as high as $136,000 in scholarships over the course of 4 years.

This promise is a testament of Albion’s incredibly generous alumni, loyal donors and board of trustees.

Albion College's Commitment to You
Estimated Family Income RangeMichigan 2020 Promise to Include
$65,000 and below *Full Tuition Coverage
$65,000 up to $1,000,000 *$92,000 (Guaranteed $23,000 annually over the course of 4 years)
  *$136,000 (As high as $34,000 annually over the course of 4 years)

*Michigan 2020 Promise Eligibility and Conditions

Families with significant assets atypical for their income level may not qualify for the Michigan 2020 Promise. Assets include, but are not limited to, cash and savings; investments; home equity; business worth; farm worth; and other real estate equity. The number of people in the household can also affect eligibility. Upon submission of the FAFSA to Albion College, the student must be eligible for the Federal Pell Grant to receive the Michigan 2020 Promise.

If you qualify, your financial aid will include scholarships and grants totaling at least the cost of tuition. Your financial aid may contain a variety of awards (Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Michigan Tuition Grant, institutional scholarships and grants). These, together, make up the Michigan 2020 Promise. 

Students must also live in campus-owned housing and be pursuing their first Bachelor's degree.

The Michigan 2020 Promise applies for the Fall 2020 incoming class for the FY21 fiscal year. The Michigan 2020 Promise does not account for possible tuition and fee increases for future academic years.

How Does it Work?

You do not have to apply specifically for the Michigan Class of 2020 Promise. The Michigan 2020 Promise is automatically awarded to qualified Michigan residents who:

  1. apply to Albion College
  2. get admitted, and
  3. complete your FAFSA.

It’s that easy.

Frequently Asked Questions

If I do not qualify for the Michigan 2020 Promise, will I still be considered for additional aid?

Yes! We’re proud to invest in supporting all Michigan families during this unique period in history. 100% of all Fall 2020 admitted students will be offered a base scholarship of $23,000—a number that could go up as high as $34,000 annually for 4 years. At a minimum, Michigan families will receive $92,000—or as high as $136,000—in scholarships over the course of 4 years.

Can I qualify for additional aid beyond the Michigan 2020 Promise?


Can my financial aid award change if I was asked to submit additional documentation?

If we have requested additional information to verify your FAFSA results, your award is contingent on you providing this information for our review. If the information submitted is different from what was reported to us originally on your FAFSA, your award may change.

I am transferring to Albion College. Can I get the Michigan 2020 Promise?

At Albion, we value our transfer students, and the experiences you bring to our campus community. So, yes, transfer students are eligible. Your eligibility will be considered when you have been admitted, and have submitted a completed FAFSA to us.

Do I have to be enrolled full-time to qualify for the Michigan 2020 Promise?

Yes, you must be enrolled in a minimum of 3 units to be eligible.

Can I live off-campus or commute from home and still receive the Michigan 2020 Promise?

No, but please consult with the Office of Financial Aid to further discuss options.

For any questions, please contact the Office of Financial Aid.