An Opportunity for All
To apply for The Flint Promise, students must graduate from one of 11 high schools located within the City of Flint, or receive a GED in the City of Flint, and reside within the City of Flint at the time of graduation. All students who seek the scholarship apply for federal student aid by completing the FAFSA form that determines the student’s eligibility for need-based aid like the federal Pell Grant. Once the student’s total need-based aid (grants, not loans) is determined, The Promise provides the student with a scholarship to pay the remainder of the bill for tuition and fees. For students, The Promise will combine three sources of funding — a Pell grant or other need based aid, private contributions, and revenue from the Flint Promise Zone Authority. The result for students is the opportunity to attend college free of any out-of-pocket costs for tuition and fees.
More Than a Promise
The Flint Promise partners with Mott Community College, Kettering University, and the University of Michigan-Flint to ensure students have access to the degree, certificate, or other college credential they wish to pursue. Success coaches guide the academic pathway through mentoring and access to community resources. Life issues like childcare, transportation, and access to food and housing are common barriers to a successful outcome. Through The Promise program, students and their coaches work through these concerns. Books are expensive, and The Promise covers those expenses. The unique wrap-around services offered through The Flint Promise support students on a path toward a well-paying career and promising future.