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

While the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) requires that you have been a Michigan resident since July 1 of the preceding year, Michigan Reconnect allows you to be considered a Michigan resident for at least one year by the start of classes of the semester. 

If you are not able to receive your award due to an issue with your residency and you believe this is incorrect, please contact the community college you attend or plan to attend as soon as possible and ask them about how you can verify this information.