How long do I need to have been a resident in Michigan to qualify?

The state and date of residency on your FAFSA application will help us determine if you meet the state’s residency requirements for scholarships and grants and in-state tuition. If you are 24 and older, when you submit your FAFSA, you must have maintained continuous Michigan residency for at least 12 months, starting from July 1, 2019. If are younger than 24, you are considered a dependent student and your parent’s state and date of residency is used to determine your residency.

If your Futures for Frontliners scholarship application was denied based on residency and you believe this is incorrect, please contact the community college you attend or plan to attend and ask them about how you can verify this information.