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Financial Aid Office

Award Letter Information

Grants and Scholarships

Grants and scholarships are gift assistance and do not have to be repaid under normal circumstances. If you receive your award letter before you register, you may charge tuition and fees up to the amount of your grant/scholarship. Any remaining balance can be used to charge required books and supplies. If you have paid your own costs before receiving this letter, or if you did not use all of your aid when you registered, a check for the balance will be issued to you later in the semester, as long as you maintain eligibility. Be aware that you are not allowed to receive federal financial aid at two institutions at the same time.

Federal regulations require course attendance for all financial aid recipients. Additional financial aid information and eligibility requirements can be accessed online in the current class schedule and the College catalog.

Awards are based on full-time (12 or more credits) attendance, unless you indicated otherwise on your Delta College Financial Aid Application. Actual amounts are determined by your enrollment status at the end of the census date for each semester. Please note that if a class is officially registered for after the census date has passed, the credits for that class will not count toward your enrolment status for financial aid purposes.  Therefore, you will not be awarded aid for credits officially registered for after the census date of the semester. In general, grants are reduced to 75 percent at 9-11 credits, and to 50 percent at 6-8 credits.

For additional financial aid eligibility requirements, please review the standards of academic progress.

Your Financial Aid may include any of the following Grants/Scholarships:



Federal Pell Grant

Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (SEOG)

Iraq & Afghanistan Service Grant


Children of Veterans Tuition Grant (CVTG)

Fostering Futures Scholarship (FFS)

Michigan GEAR UP

Michigan Competitive Scholarship (MCS)

Michigan Indian Tuition Waiver (ITW)

Tuition Incentive Program (TIP)


Adult Education Scholarship

President’s Honors Scholarship

Board of Trustees Grant

Private Scholarships

Money given to the College by a private donor

Additional financial aid program information

Federal Work-Study

Federal Work-Study are self-help programs to assist with college costs. Work-Study provides job opportunities on campus and at some non-profit organizations off-campus. Earnings from Work-Study employment are paid bi-weekly, after you begin working. Work-Study award money is not available for registration purposes. If you enroll in less than 12 credits, your Work-Study maximum earnings may be reduced or cancelled. You must be enrolled in AT LEAST 6 CREDITS by the census date of each semester to receive any Work-Study award. A Work-Study student may work up to 28 hours per week.

For a job referral and meeting dates, contact Career Services at 989-686-9074 or go to Work-Study Guidelines and Opportunities. 

Federal Direct Student Loan Program

The Federal Direct Loan Program provides low-interest educational loans made through the U.S. Department of Education and are obtained from the U.S. Treasury. These loans are backed and serviced by the U.S. Department of Education.

For additional information regarding Federal Student loans as well as the loan request form, please visit How to apply for a Student Loan. Carefully review the loan disbursement section of this link for information relevant to your loan.

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