Eastern Tuition Advantage


3.0 GPA


< $60,000 Household Income or Pell Eligible


Free Tuition

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What is the Eastern Tuition Advantage?

At Eastern Michigan University, we proudly embrace our unique mission and vision as an institution of opportunity. For more than a decade, we have offered a tuition-free education to high-performing students with lower family incomes. That pledge continues, now just under a new name. Our Eastern Tuition Advantage (ETA) program makes it easier to know if you qualify. The formula is simple: If you have a 3.0 GPA and an annual household income of less than $60,000 or are eligible for a federal Pell grant, you qualify for FREE undergraduate tuition.

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How Do I Qualify?

  1. Apply to EMU as an incoming freshman
  2. Have a 3.0 GPA and a household income of less than $60,000 or eligibility for a federal Pell grant, as reported on the FAFSA
  3. Complete and file the FAFSA (deadline each March 15 for the following fall semester)
  4. Enroll at EMU as a full-time student
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What’s The ETA On Your Future?

Your time is now. Income should not be a barrier to pursuing your dreams. With the Eastern Tuition Advantage program, your future begins today.

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