In general, a student is considered eligible for financial aid if the student:
- Demonstrates financial need based on the family’s financial situation as reported on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
- Is enrolled as a regular student in an eligible degree or certificate program or and eligible transfer program to a four-year college. Guest students can only receive financial aid from the Michigan Competitive Scholarship, the Michigan Tuition Incentive (TIP) and the Purple Heart Scholarship.
- Is a high school graduate, or has a GED certificate, associate's degree or bachelor's degree. (Note: Students who have already earned a bachelor's degree are not eligible for the Federal Pell Grant or the Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (SEOG)).
- If you have a diploma from a country other than the United States, you must have your international education evaluated by one of these eligible agencies.
If you are not a high school graduate, you may contact the state of Michigan to pursue a General Educational Development test (GED). Access the GED Fact Sheet
for more information on GED testing offer by the state of Michigan.
- Is a U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen.
- Is neither in default on a federal Title IV student loan nor owes a repayment on a federal Title IV student grant previously received.
- Is making Satisfactory Academic Progress as defined by Macomb Community College. Deadline dates to submit appeals are established each semester.
- If male, must be registered with the Selective Service between the ages of 18 and 25, as required by law.
- Students receiving federal financial aid cannot be in violation of the Notice to Students Concerning Penalties for Drug Violations.