Futures for Frontliners

Futures for Frontliners is a last dollar scholarship meaning…

Futures for Frontliners will pay tuition at the in-district rate and mandatory fees (i.e. general fee and activity fee). If you are awarded other scholarships that fund only tuition and fees, such as Michigan Tuition Incentive Program (TIP), those scholarships will be awarded before Futures for Frontliners. Also, any Pell grant funds you are receiving will pay first towards your tuition and fee charges and Futures for Frontliners will fund any remaining tuition and fee charges. See example below.


Student A Student B
Tuition and fee charges: $1,500 Tuition and fee charges: $1,500
Pell grant: $3,098 Pell grant: $900
Remaining balance: $0 Remaining balance: $600

Student A will not be using their Futures for Frontliners scholarship and Student B will use $600 of their Futures for Frontliners scholarship.

Remember, although you have received the scholarship, that some things like books and supplies, technology costs, childcare, and transportation expenses will not be covered and you should plan for that.

For help, call or message us at 269-294-4253 or via our Contact Form. You may also visit michigan.gov/frontliners

I was awarded the Futures for Frontliners scholarship. What do I do next?
Congrats! We are excited you have chosen Glen Oaks as the place to continue your education. If you were awarded, we have received your name and are hoping you can complete these next steps as soon as possible!*You will still apply to Glen Oaks so that we know when you would like to start classes.

*Note: If you are currently an enrolled Glen Oaks student taking courses, you do not need to reapply, continue to work with your advisor and the financial aid office.

To get started, complete these steps detailed in our Getting Started Checklist.

For the scholarship, you must start classes in any semester of the 2021 calendar year. Glen Oaks has classes that begin in January (Winter), May (Summer), and August (Fall).

Also required is the completion of a FAFSA. Please see below, the correct application for the semester that you intend to enroll:

January (Winter) complete the 2020-2021 FAFSA
May (Summer) complete the 2020-2021 FAFSA
August (Fall) complete the 2021-2022 FAFSA

I did not receive the Futures for Frontliners scholarship…but I still want to attend college, how can I pay for it?
If you are not a recipient of the scholarship, there are still options that our students use to finance their education. Completing a FAFSA will be the first step, to see if you qualify for PELL GRANT dollars, which is another source of free money to help you pay for school.

Some students opt for student loans and others pay out of pocket with the help of our payment plan. Glen Oaks has scholarships available on October 1st that can be used for the Fall 2021. You CAN apply for these even before you are enrolled! This is potentially more funding to help you pay for college necessities.

Our financial aid office can help you figure out which is the best option so you do not have to give up on your goals to go back to school.

Please contact the Glen Oaks Financial Aid office at 269-294-4260 or via their Contact Form.