Davenport University corporate partner tuition grants
Davenport University has dedicated over 150 years to designing degree programs that prepare students to be successful employees. Today, we continue these efforts through our 80+ degree and certificate programs that establish the skills and real-world experience employers desire.
We are passionate about helping people advance in their careers through affordable, accessible, career-focused education. To support this vision, Davenport partners with top employers to offer corporate scholarships to partner organization employees and their family members. These corporate partnerships allow us to offer students a variety of benefits, including financial aid in the form of tuition grants.
Davenport’s corporate partners include many top businesses and organizations. Examples include the state of Michigan, Meijer, Lake Michigan Credit Union, Steelcase, DTE Energy, Corewell Health, BIGGBY and many more! Scholarships may be offered to employees, members or family members. Scroll the list below to see if you are eligible for a corporate partner tuition grant.
Who is eligible for corporate partner tuition grants?
Davenport offers varying levels of partnership to businesses and organizations. Employees, members and family members of employees/members qualify based on their affiliation with the partner organizations and the level of partnership. Not all levels offer tuition grants to family members.
Tuition grants are available to new Davenport students. A new student is defined as:
- Students who have never attended any institution of higher education
- Students newly entering a graduate program at Davenport
- Students new to Davenport who have attended other institutions of higher education
- Students who have attended Davenport as dual-enrolled, middle college, IPEX, or success academy students who are now being admitted as regular students
- Students who have previously attended Davenport but have not taken for-credit courses within the prior 24 months
How can I apply for a Davenport partnership tuition grant?
Step 1 | Apply to Davenport University
- You may apply to Davenport with no application fee. Once you submit your application, you will receive communications via email detailing next steps.
Step 2 | Complete additional partnership tuition grant forms
- Following acceptance into Davenport University, you will receive email communications to assist with creating a student account. Once complete, you can log in to the Student Connection portal where you’ll have access to the Partnership Discount Application. In the area near the bottom of the page, select your start term, input your email address and indicate whether you are applying as a spouse/family member. Click submit.
Step 3 | Upon submission of the Partnership Discount Application, you will receive an email to which you can reply and attach proof of employment/membership.
Proof of employment:
This can be supplied in the form of the most recent paystub, employee ID/badge (if it displays dates or information confirming current employment), or a letter from your/your parent’s/your spouse’s supervisor or human resources department. Ultimately, proof of employment is any documentation that definitively confirms your/your parent’s/your spouse’s current employment with an organization.
Proof of membership:
Proof of membership is a recent letter from the organization of which you/your parent/your spouse is a member, confirming current membership.
If you are a dependent, please also complete and attach the Dependency Verification Form.
Current Davenport University partners
How does the Davenport corporate partner tuition grant work with Davenport institutional aid?
All Davenport tuition grants can be combined with external, non-Davenport scholarships and grants.
Can I receive more than one tuition grant?
Students may only take advantage of one tuition grant, despite qualifying for multiple. Davenport will ensure you receive the most beneficial tuition grant. Once a tuition grant option is selected, students may not shift to another.
Are any degree programs excluded from the corporate partner tuition grant program?
The Occupational Therapy program is generally excluded from participating in this grant program. Please contact the Student Financial Services Office at email@example.com or 1.866.774.0004 with any questions related to program eligibility.
What if an employer isn't listed as a partner?
Some of Davenport's partnerships are with associations such as the Grand Rapids Chamber of Commerce or Lake Michigan Credit Union. Being a member of these groups may qualify you for a tuition grant. Please inquire with your employer or with Davenport University’s financial aid team to determine eligibility.
If your (or parent's/spouse's) employer is not a direct partner or a member of an association that is partnered with Davenport, consider becoming a member of one of our partner organizations that are not employment-based, such as the West Michigan Hispanic Chamber of Commerce.
Do I need to complete a FAFSA or any financial aid requirements related to my FAFSA?
A FAFSA and its associated requirements are not required. However, completing a FAFSA may provide opportunities for other financial aid. Complete your FAFSA here.
How is the award calculated?
The Davenport partner tuition grant is calculated based upon tuition charges only, so the exact amount of your grant will change if the charges on your account change. Examples include schedule changes, withdrawal from courses or other changes to tuition. If you have not scheduled classes, your award will be estimated based upon an assumed full-time (12 credits undergraduate, 6 credits graduate) schedule. Once you are scheduled for courses, your award will be recalculated based on your actual schedule. When Davenport posts charges to your account, your award will be finalized based on your actual tuition charges.
Are there deadlines?
Yes, deadlines are very important for this program. Your proof of employment/membership and Dependency Verification Form (if applicable) are required by the first Friday after classes start for the given semester in which you are enrolled. If your documentation arrives after the deadline, your award for that semester will be cancelled. For example, if your proof of employment arrives after the deadline date for Fall semester, your grant will be removed from Fall semester and awarded for Winter semester.