Financial wellness

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


WSU tuition and personal finance videos

True Cost of College

What does it really cost to attend college? Don't get overwhelmed, in this video you will learn about the direct and indirect cost of attending college and resources that can help you.

How To Pay for College

Do you know the various ways your tuition can be paid? Do you know what FAFSA is? Learn more about paying for college in this video.

Personal Finance Hygiene

Understand those indirect financial cost (e.g. credit cards, miscellaneous spending, etc.) and the impact it has on your life as a student.

Warrior Smart

Planning for the future includes not only academic planning, but financial planning. A good financial plan can put you on the path to financial success while you are in school and after you graduate. 

The first step to financial success is defining your financial goals. Good goals are SMART goals.

Michigan Department of Health & Human Services

Mr. Antarah Walker
Office number:  313-926-8615
Cell number:  313-408-7675
Skype appointments available upon request.

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.

Student Emergency Grant

The Student Emergency Grant offers limited emergency financial assistance to currently enrolled students who are unable to meet immediate, essential expenses because of temporary hardship related to an unexpected situation. The fund is designated to offset short-term financial need and is not intended to replace or supplement financial aid. Awards are not considered loans and do not require repayment.

Applicants currently receiving financial aid should be aware that receiving funding from the Student Emergency Grant might affect their financial aid package. 

HIGH (Helping Individuals Go Higher) Program


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 2.0 GPA, this includes transfer students from another university
  • Must be registered in the current academic semester at Wayne State University
  • Applicants must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

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.