Financial wellness

Financial wellness is the process of learning how to successfully manage financial expenses.

Resources

Michigan Department of Health & Human Services

Welcome Center Room 252

The caseworkers from MDHHS are able to assist students with learning more and applying for state and federal benefits. Those benefits are, but not limited to, Supplemental Food Assistance Program (SNAP), State Emergency Relief (rental assistance, transportation assistance, burial assistance, etc.), Childcare Assistance, and more. The caseworkers are available during the academic year (including Spring/Summer semester) every Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

HIGH (Helping Individuals Go Higher) Program

313-577-9933

The HIGH (Helping Individuals Go Higher) Program helps financially stressed students at Wayne State University reach their goal to graduate. The program provides resources for students-in-need, such as housing support, textbooks and other school supplies, clothing, transportation, and child-care assistance. The mission of the program is to ensure that no student abandons their dream of earning a degree solely because of housing or financial challenges. 

Applicants to the HIGH Program must

  • Be homeless or precariously housed
  • Have a minimum 2.5 GPA
  • Must be registered in the current academic semester at Wayne State University
  • Applicants must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

This is a one-time award.

Tuition Incentive Program (TIP)

The Tuition Incentive Program (TIP) encourages eligible students to complete high school by providing tuition assistance for the first two years of college and beyond.

TIP provides assistance in two phases:

  • Phase I covers tuition and mandatory fee charges for eligible students enrolled in a credit-based associate's degree or certificate program at a participating Michigan community college, public university, degree-granting independent college, federal tribally-controlled college or Focus: HOPE.
  • Phase II provides tuition and mandatory fee assistance not to exceed $500 per semester or $400 per term up to a maximum of $2,000 for credits earned in a four-year program at a Michigan degree-granting college or university.

You can receive Phase II benefits without having received Phase I benefits.
To receive Phase II benefits, you must demonstrate the eligibility criteria for Phase I and have either 56 transferable semester credits, 84 transferable term credits, or an associate's degree or certificate.

WSU qualifies as a Phase II Michigan degree-granting university.