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  173.1104.  Eligibility criteria for assistance — disqualification, when — allocation of assistance. — 1.  An applicant shall be eligible for initial or renewed financial assistance only if, at the time of application and throughout the period during which the applicant is receiving such assistance, the applicant:

  (1)  Is a citizen or a permanent resident of the United States;

  (2)  Is a resident of the state of Missouri, as determined by reference to standards promulgated by the coordinating board;

  (3)  Is enrolled, or has been accepted for enrollment, as a full-time undergraduate student in an approved private, public, or virtual institution; and

  (4)  Is not enrolled or does not intend to use the award to enroll in a course of study leading to a degree in theology or divinity.

  2.  If an applicant is found guilty of or pleads guilty to any criminal offense during the period of time in which the applicant is receiving financial assistance, such applicant shall not be eligible for renewal of such assistance, provided such offense would disqualify the applicant from receiving federal student aid under Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended.

  3.  Financial assistance shall be allotted for one academic year, but a recipient shall be eligible for renewed assistance until he or she has obtained a baccalaureate degree, provided such financial assistance shall not exceed a total of ten semesters or fifteen quarters or their equivalent.  Standards of eligibility for renewed assistance shall be the same as for an initial award of financial assistance, except that for renewal, an applicant shall demonstrate a grade-point average of two and five-tenths on a four-point scale, or the equivalent on another scale.  This subsection shall be construed as the successor to section 173.215* for purposes of eligibility requirements of other financial assistance programs that refer to section 173.215*.


(L. 2007 S.B. 389, A.L. 2018 H.B. 1744 merged with S.B. 603, et al. merged with S.B. 807 & 577)

*Section 173.215 was repealed by S.B. 389, 2007.

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