(1) A student is eligible to participate in the MEOG program under this act if the student meets the following requirements:
(a) Has resided in this state continuously for the 12 months preceding his or her application for a MEOG and is not considered a resident of any other state.
(b) Is not incarcerated in a corrections institute.
(c) Is enrolled in at least a half-time undergraduate program of study at a postsecondary school that meets the requirements of section 3.
(d) Is certified by the financial aid officer at the postsecondary school as needing the grant in order to meet recognized educational expenses.
(e) Is a United States citizen or permanent resident.
(f) Is not in default on a loan guaranteed by the authority.
(2) A student shall maintain satisfactory academic progress, as defined by the postsecondary school in which the student is enrolled, to remain eligible for a MEOG under this act.
(3) A student shall not be eligible for a MEOG for more than 10 semesters of undergraduate education, or its equivalent in trimesters or quarters, or the equivalent as determined by the authority for less than full-time students.
(4) If a student possessing a degree at a given academic level enrolls for a second degree at the same or lower academic level, the authority shall include MEOGs received by the student when he or she was enrolled for the previous degree at the same or lower level in determining the student's eligibility under this act.
History: 1986, Act 273, Eff. Mar. 31, 1987
Last modified: October 10, 2016