MSU Tollgate Farm and Education Center provides non-formal learning opportunities for youth, adults, families, schools, and groups, offering them the unique opportunity to experience agriculture hands-on in an urban environment and to learn where their food comes from. Using research-based curriculum and methods, visitors explore and enjoy the farm and the natural world, appreciate and promote locally grown food, and build a healthy community.
Tollgate strives to provide opportunities for youth and adults of all income levels and welcomes a broad cross-section of participants to experience farm-based experiential learning. The goal of the financial aid committee is to provide as many youth and adults as possible with the opportunity to enrich learning and broaden their experiences. Funding is limited and applications are reviewed based on the needs of the participants, potential impact on their learning, cost of the program, and potential for meaningful collaboration.
The Financial Aid Committee determines eligibility for financial aid through a review of an individual's or family's income documentation, school data, and other criteria.
When registering for programs, please indicate that you are applying for financial aid. We will hold a space for your child school until you have received notification from the committee. If financial aid is received by an individual or family, the remaining balance will be required upon notification. If financial aid is received by a school or group, the remaining balance is due 2 weeks prior to the group's program date. Upon completion of your financial aid application, please be sure to notify the coordinator of the particular program.
1. Register for program indicating that you will be applying for financial aid
2. Apply for financial aid
3. Notify the program coordinator of application:
Ellen Koehler - email@example.com / 248-347-0269 ext. 227 (Camp Programs and Field Trips)
Brooke Larm - firstname.lastname@example.org / 248-347-0269 ext. 230 (Early Childhood Programs)
Will Jaquinde - email@example.com / 248-347-0269 ext. 208 (Incubator Program)
Winter School Programs - February 1st
Spring School Programs - April 1st
Spring Farm Sprouts - March 1st
Summer Camps - May 15th
Fall Farm Sprouts - July 15th
Fall School Programs - September 15th
Winter Farm Sprouts - December 1st
Incubator Program - January 1st
MSU Extension programs and materials are open to all without regard to race, color, national origin, gender, gender identity, religion, age, height, weight, disability, political beliefs, sexual orientation, marital status, family status, or veteran status.