Maine Revised Statutes

§11613. Determination of need

The authority shall establish the need of a student for a Maine State Grant for an academic year for which the student applies. A student is considered to have a need to qualify for a grant if the total of the cost of attendance of the student, minus the expected family contribution for the student, minus estimated student financial assistance not received under this program, is greater than zero. The total of the expected family contribution, together with any other student financial assistance received by the student, may not exceed the cost of attendance at the institution the student attends. [2003, c. 103, §1 (AMD).]

1. Rules.  The authority shall establish standard methods by rules adopted in accordance with the Maine Administrative Procedure Act, Title 5, chapter 375, to determine:
A. The parental contribution; and [1989, c. 559, §10 (NEW).]
B. The student and spouse contribution. [1989, c. 559, §10 (NEW).]
These standard methods shall consider all income, assets and any other resources available to the parents, student and spouse.
[ 1989, c. 559, §10 (NEW) .]
2. Expected family contribution.  The expected family contribution is the sum of the parental contribution and the student and spouse contribution. The method of determining the expected family contribution shall be established by rule of the authority adopted in accordance with the Maine Administrative Procedure Act, Title 5, chapter 375, and shall be uniformly applied to all students.
[ 1989, c. 559, §10 (NEW) .]
3. Cost of attendance.  In determining the cost of attendance to determine eligibility under this chapter, the authority shall include the following:
A. Tuition and required fees charged to all full-time students; [1989, c. 559, §10 (NEW).]
B. Standard room and board costs charged by the University of Maine to calculate room and board costs of applicants; and [1989, c. 559, §10 (NEW).]
C. Books and personal expenses or other amounts determined by the authority to be appropriate. [1989, c. 559, §10 (NEW).]
[ 1989, c. 559, §10 (NEW) .]
1989, c. 559, §10 (NEW). 1991, c. 612, §4 (AMD). 2001, c. 70, §7 (AMD). 2001, c. 480, §1 (AMD). 2003, c. 103, §1 (AMD).