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MICHIGAN PROMISE GRANT ACT (EXCERPT)
Act 479 of 2006
390.1624 Michigan promise grant program; establishment; eligibility requirements.
(1) The Michigan promise grant program is established. The department shall provide Michigan promise grants under this act from the trust fund and administer the Michigan promise grant program.
(2) Subject to subsection (3), each student who becomes a high school graduate in or after the 2006-2007 academic year is eligible for the award of a Michigan promise grant in an amount determined under section 5 or 6.
(3) In addition to the requirements set forth in subsection (2), the department must find that a student meets all of the following eligibility requirements to award the student a Michigan promise grant under this act:
(a) The department has received a completed application for payment as described in section 7(1), including the certification described in section 7(2) or (3), if applicable, on or before November 15 of the state fiscal year in which they are eligible to receive payment.
(b) The student is a high school graduate and a resident of this state.
(c) The student meets 1 of the following:
(i) For a grant under section 5, the student was awarded an associate's degree or a 2-year certificate of completion in a vocational training program at an approved postsecondary educational institution, completed a comparable vocational education program approved by the department at an approved postsecondary educational institution, or completed 50% or more of the academic requirements for the award of a bachelor's degree at an approved postsecondary educational institution within 4 years of his or her initial enrollment in an approved postsecondary educational institution and meets 1 of the following:
(A) Has a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.5.
(B) If the student completed a vocational education program that does not record grades or grade point averages for its students, has successfully completed that program.
(ii) For a grant under section 6, the student received a qualifying score in each of the reading, writing, mathematics, science, and social studies components of the state assessment test, and for each student who becomes a high school graduate in or after the 2010-2011 academic year, successfully completes at least 3 credits in mathematics and 3 credits in social science as described in section 1278a(1)(a) of the revised school code, 1976 PA 451, MCL 380.1278a, and 3 credits in science as described in section 1278b(1)(b) of the revised school code, 1976 PA 451, MCL 380.1278b.
(d) The student took the state assessment test.
(e) The student enrolled in an approved postsecondary educational institution within 2 years after he or she became a high school graduate. The department shall extend the 2-year period if the student becomes a member of the United States armed forces or peace corps during the 2-year period.
(f) The student did not previously receive a grant under this act or scholarship money under the Michigan merit award scholarship act, 1999 PA 94, MCL 390.1451 to 390.1459.
(g) The student meets any additional eligibility requirements established by the department.
History: 2006, Act 479, Imd. Eff. Dec. 21, 2006
Am. 2007, Act 42, Imd. Eff. July 13, 2007
Am. 2008, Act 517, Imd. Eff. Jan. 13, 2009
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