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Do students fill out the FAFSA every year to be considered for Michigan Achievement Scholarship?Yes, you need to complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) each year you are enrolled in college.
Does a student need to qualify for Michigan Achievement Scholarship every academic year to have their award renewed?
In order to renew the Michigan Achievement Scholarship, a student must complete a current year FAFSA, have an Expected Family Contribution of $25,000 or less, be enrolled full-time, continue to be a Michigan resident, not be incarcerated, not be in default on a Federal student loan, and meet the institution’s Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) policy.
A student does not have to receive the Michigan Achievement Scholarship every academic year in order to receive it in a subsequent year, as long as it is within the five academic years once their first Michigan Achievement Scholarship payment is received, and they continue to be eligible. A student that is considered eligible and receives a payment within the 15-month timeframe after graduation (or equivalent) can float in and out of eligibility.
How long am I eligible to receive the Michigan Achievement Scholarship?
Students may be eligible to receive the Michigan Achievement Scholarship for up to five years total, with no more than three years at a Michigan community college and tribal college.