Who Is Eligible?
Two-Year Partner Schools
The Detroit Promise Path is a student success program that assigns a Campus Coach to all Detroit Promise community college students. Campus Coaches connect students with on-campus student resources, support their educational journey and personal growth, and assist them in achieving goals.
In addition to the benefit of having a dedicated, knowledgeable coach, each scholar participating in the Detroit Promise Path will receive a monthly stipend of $50 and be connected to a community of Detroit Promise scholars.
Transferring to a Four-Year University
At this time, Walsh College is the only institution accepting transfer students. Students must have attended a partnering community college as a Detroit Promise student and must have earned a 3.0 or higher overall GPA, and 60 credits OR an associate degree.
Frequently Asked Questions
The Detroit Promise arranges last dollar funding for eligible students to cover the costs of tuition and mandatory fees. This means that any Pell and/or TIP funding must be applied to a student’s tuition and fees bill first.
The Detroit Promise does not cover books, housing, supplies, meals, or non-mandatory fees. Students are responsible for these costs and should regularly apply to other scholarships to help cover them.
No. Two-year funding is only available at partnering community colleges.
Yes. Two-year students can defer their scholarship for up to one year. If a student wishes to take a gap year after high school, they must activate their scholarship by the fall semester of the following year.
Students with an IEP should visit the access office at their school. A counselor will review their IEP to ensure the student has access to all the services the school has to offer. If a student has an IEP, it is important that they identify themselves and ask for services as, legally, colleges cannot ask.
A counselor will review their IEP and recommend a set amount of credits as full-time status for the student. The Detroit Promise will honor the community college’s recommendation for full-time credits. The recommendation must be written by a college’s counselor on school letterhead and emailed to the Detroit Promise team (firstname.lastname@example.org).
- Meet Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) at the end of every school year. SAP requires students to:
- Maintain a 2.0 overall GPA at all times.
- Pass at least 66.667% (about 2/3) of all of credits registered for over the year. For example, if a student registers for 24 credits (usually 8 classes), that student must complete and pass at least 16-18 credits (about 6 classes) by the end of the school year. Please note, an institution’s requirements may be higher than 66.667%.
- Remain on track to complete their program within 150% of the time length of the program. For example, students completing a 2-year degree will have 3 years to graduate (2 years (100%) + 1 year (50%).
- Be a full-time student, which means registering for and attempting at least 24 credits per school year. Students may not drop or fail more than 33.33% of their total courses for the year.
A student can submit an appeal if they would like to attend classes part-time, take time off while reserving their scholarship, request summer funding, or request consideration for an extraordinary circumstance.
Please be aware that all appeals must be submitted through the links below.
Students must have the following documents ready before beginning the appeal process:
- A copy of their transcripts.
- An education plan from a college advisor or generated by the college’s online portal. A plan created by students will not be accepted.
- A well-developed short essay clearly stating why they are submitting the appeal.