October 18, 2005, Introduced by Reps. Stahl, Brandenburg, Hoogendyk, Palmer, Casperson, Marleau, Hune, Green, Sheen, Mortimer, Vander Veen, Pastor, Gosselin, LaJoy and Baxter and referred to the Committee on Government Operations.
A bill to amend 1966 PA 313, entitled
"An act to award tuition grants to resident students enrolled in
independent nonprofit institutions of higher learning; and to make
an appropriation therefor,"
by amending section 3 (MCL 390.993), as amended by 1980 PA 503.
THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF MICHIGAN ENACT:
3. (1) Upon receipt of an application,
of an eligible resident
student, who has resided in this state continuously for the
preceding 12 months, is not considered a resident of any other state,
is not incarcerated in a corrections institution, and is registered
in an independent nonprofit college or university in this
state, as described in section 1, the Michigan higher
education assistance authority shall grant an amount as provided
in this act for each semester of attendance
. to an eligible
resident student who meets all of the following:
(a) Is a United States citizen or an alien lawfully admitted
for permanent residence into the United States.
(b) Has resided in this state continuously for the 12 months
preceding the application.
(c) Is not considered a resident of any other state.
(d) Is not incarcerated in a corrections institution.
(e) Is enrolled in an independent nonprofit college or
university in this state described in section 1.
(2) A student
shall not be is not eligible
for a grant for
tuition and fees for more than 10 semesters of undergraduate
education, or its equivalent in trimesters, or equivalent as
determined by the authority for less than full-time students; in
not more than 6 semesters of graduate education, or its equivalent
in trimesters; and in not more than 8 semesters in dental
education, or its equivalent in trimesters.
shall must maintain
academic progress, as defined by the college or university in which
student is enrolled, in order to remain eligible for
tuition grant under this act.
If a student possessing a degree at a given academic
level enrolls for a second degree at the same academic level, the
authority shall include tuition grants received by the student when
enrolled for the previous degree at the same level in determining
pursuant to under subsection (1).