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To be eligible for Federal and State of Michigan programs you must:

  • Be a U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen with a valid social security number.
  • Have a high school diploma or GED certificate, or have completed home schooling.
  • Not be in default on a federal student loan or owe a refund on a federal student grant.
  • Be enrolled or accepted for enrollment in an eligible program of study, pursuing a degree, certificate, or other recognized credential.
  • Make satisfactory academic progress toward completing your degree or certificate.
  • Not have been convicted of possessing or selling illegal drugs while receiving federal student aid.
  • If you are a male and over the age of 18, be registered with the Selective Service.
  • Have been a continuous resident of Michigan for 12 months to be considered for State of Michigan programs.