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Student Eligibility

In general, a student is considered eligible for financial aid if the student:

  1. Demonstrates financial need based on the family’s financial situation as reported on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. Is a U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen.
  5. Is neither in default on a federal Title IV student loan nor owes a repayment on a federal Title IV student grant previously received.
  6. Is making Satisfactory Academic Progress as defined by Macomb Community College. Deadline dates to submit appeals are established each semester.
  7. If male, must be registered with the Selective Service between the ages of 18 and 25, as required by law.
  8. Students receiving federal financial aid cannot be in violation of the Notice to Students Concerning Penalties for Drug Violations.