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Davenport Partnership Grants and Tuition Grants

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HOW can I receive THE DAVENPORT PARTNERSHIP TUITION GRANT?

To apply, please go to the Partnership Discount Application.  When completing the application, enter the name of the employer or organization partnered with Davenport and select ‘Davenport Partnership Grants from the Discount Type selection box.  Once you submit the application, you will receive an email to which you can attach the proof of employment or membership documentation in reply.  If you are a dependent, please also include a Dependency Verification form.

Acceptable employment documentation includes:

  • A recent pay stub (with employee name and company listed)
  • An ID badge
  • A recent letter from your employer confirming your employment

Acceptable membership documentation is limited to a current letter from the organization confirming membership.

How does the Davenport Partnership Tuition Grant work with Davenport institutional Aid?

Davenport Partnership Tuition Grants are not eligible to be combined with other Davenport discounts or scholarships, including the Community Leader scholarship.  If a student is eligible for both a Davenport Partnership Tuition Grant and a Davenport discount or scholarship, the most beneficial program will automatically be applied to the student’s account.  Davenport Partnership Tuition Grants can be combined with external, non-Davenport scholarships.

CORPORATIONS CURRENtly partnered with Davenport University:

For more information about Davenport's partnership with the organization with which you or your parent is a member or employee, please contact your Davenport Advisor or Admissions Representative.

  • Associated Builders and Contractors – Greater Michigan Chapter
  • Biggby
  • Chrysler UAW **
  • City of Detroit
  • Dart
  • Detroit Diesel
  • Focus: HOPE
  • Greater Michigan Construction Academy (GMCA)
  • Hercules & Hercules
  • Home Builders Association of Michigan (HBA of Michigan)
  • Lansing Board of Water & Light
  • Michigan Electronic Court Reporters Association (MECRA)
  • Mid-Michigan Hospital **
  • MSU Federal Credit Union (new Davenport students only)
  • Olympia Group **
  • Porter Hills
  • Quicken Loans
  • Small Business Association of Michigan (SBAM)
  • Sparrow - Carson Hospital
  • Sunset Retirement Community
  • Wayne County

* Denotes a partner that requires proof of employment or membership more often than once per academic year.

** Denotes a partner that does not offer a grant for dependents of employees or members.

Future Partnerships

If your employer or an organization with which you are a member wishes to establish a partnership with Davenport University, please have your Human Resources Department contact Davenport at 616-233-2580.

 

FAQS

What is the Davenport University Grant?

Davenport University has agreements with many businesses and organizations to offer special financial assistance for employees and members.  The Grant is a general aid program to award students the funds based on the agreement with the business or organization.

I used to have a tuition discount.  Where did it go?

The tuition discount is now being awarded directly through the financial aid office.  The dollar value of the discount has not changed.  Davenport is changing the method of awarding the discount to improve information to students.  The grant should function and combine with other Davenport aid the same way a discount would have.

I used to have special pricing.  Where did that go?

If you qualify for one of Davenport's special tuition pricing programs, your tuition discount will be replaced with a grant of equal value.

How is the grant handled differently from tuition discounts or special pricing?

The primary and most important change is that you will see the grant on your award letter, which allows you to better review all your financial aid in one place and with one department--the Davenport University Financial Aid Office.  This new method provides you with information about your financial aid much earlier than in prior years.  The other benefit is that all your questions can be directed to the Financial Aid Office, giving you a single point of contact for assistance with financial aid.

Secondly, students receiving a partnership grant are subject to financial aid Standards of Academic Progress (SAP).  Thus, to maintain eligibility, you must maintain SAP.  More information about SAP is available at https://www.davenport.edu/sap.  

Finally, most programs require at minimum annual proof of employment or membership with the partner.  Some programs require proof each semester.  See the list above for any exceptions to the annual paperwork submission standard.

Can I be enrolled in any degree program and receive the Davenport Tuition Grant?

Some degree programs are excluded from eligibility.  The CMBA, BSN-Pre Licensure, MS-Family Nurse Practitioner, Occupational Therapy, and Urban Education degree programs are generally excluded from participating in this grant program.  Please contact the Financial Aid Office at financialaid@davenport.edu or 1-866-774-0004 for more specifics regarding degree program exclusions. Otherwise, when you apply for the grant, the Financial Aid Office will let you know if your specific degree program is excluded from eligibility.

How do I apply?

If you are applying for a Partnership Grant, go to the Partnership Discount Application.

If you are receiving a “Davenport Tuition Grant”, you are automatically awarded based on the program that you are currently enrolled in at Davenport University or other internally-identified criteria.  The grant is automatically adjusted based on enrollment.  If your enrollment changes or you otherwise become ineligible, Davenport will adjust your grant amount, including the possibility of removing the grant.

Do I have to complete a FAFSA or complete any Financial Aid requirements related to my FAFSA?

A FAFSA and its associated requirements are not required.  However, any SAP requirements or requirements related to proving eligibility for the grant would be required.  Completing a FAFSA may make you eligible for other aid, so you should consider completing one at www.FAFSA.ed.gov.

What’s the process after I submit the request?

If you are meeting SAP and enrolled in a program that is not excluded by the terms of the contract with the partner organization, the Davenport Financial Aid Office will tentatively award your grant so that you can see it under your awards in the Student Connection.  However, you will need to submit proof of employment or membership in order for the aid to disburse to your account.  Information about all of your financial aid can be found in the Student Connection by clicking on "Awards" and "Requirements".

How is the award calculated?

The Davenport Partnership 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.  The grant applies toward tuition only and does not include other charges such as course fees, books, registration fees, technology fees, student activity fees, or other types of charges.

If you are not scheduled, your award will be estimated based upon an assumed schedule.  Once you are scheduled for courses, your award will be recalculated based on your actual schedule.  Once 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 (see the table below).  Your proof of employment or membership is 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. 

What is “proof of employment”?

Proof of Employment can be the most recent pay stub, an employee ID badge, letter from your/your parent's supervisor, or a letter from your/your parent's employer's human resources department.

What is "proof of membership"?

Proof of Membership is a recent letter from the organization of which you or your parent is a member confirming membership.

I’m eligible for multiple Davenport programs.  Can I receive multiple Davenport institution aid programs?

Students receiving the Davenport University Partnership Grant will not receive other Davenport aid, including other Davenport scholarships, grants, athletic aid, tuition discounts, and foundation awards.  If you qualified for a tuition discount and that discount has now been converted to this grant, the grant can be combined with any aid that it was previously able to combine with.

My company has an agreement that includes dependents.  What do I need to do?

Some partnership programs include the dependents of employees and members.  Please apply and complete the Dependency Verification form.

I have other questions. How can I get more information?

If you have any questions about the Partnership Grant, you can contact the financial aid office at financialaid@davenport.edu or 1-866-774-0004.

Deadline Chart

Winter 2018    
For students who have classes that start on Earliest date to submit proof of employment/membership Deadline
Mon  Jan 08, 2018 Mon  Oct 16, 2017 Fri  Jan 12, 2018
Mon  Mar 05, 2018 Mon  Dec 11, 2017 Fri  Mar 09, 2018
     
Spring/Summer 2018    
For students who have classes that start on Earliest date to submit proof of employment/membership Deadline
Mon  May 07, 2018 Mon  Mar 12, 2018 Fri  May 11, 2018
Mon  Jul 02, 2018 Mon  Apr 09, 2018 Fri  Jul 06, 2018
     
Fall 2018    
For students who have classes that start on Earliest date to submit proof of employment/membership Deadline
Tue  Sep 04, 2018 Tue  Jul 09, 2018 Fri  Sep 07, 2018
Wed  Oct 31, 2018 Wed  Aug 08, 2018 Fri  Nov 02, 2018
     
Winter 2019    
For students who have classes that start on Earliest date to submit proof of employment/membership Deadline
Mon  Jan 07, 2019 Mon  Nov 05, 2018 Fri  Jan 11, 2019
Mon  Mar 04, 2019 Mon  Dec 10, 2018 Fri  Mar 08, 2019
     
Spring/Summer 2019    
For students who have classes that start on Earliest date to submit proof of employment/membership Deadline
Mon  May 13, 2019 Mon  Mar 11, 2019 Fri  May 17, 2019
Mon  Jul 01, 2019 Mon  Apr 08, 2019 Fri  Jul 05, 2019