- Full-time, incoming first-year students and students who have previously received the Bronco Promise award.
- Residents of Michigan as determined upon admission.
- Have a household Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) of $50,000 or less and household net assets under $50,000.
- Complete the 2023-24 FAFSA by July 1.
- Participate in WMU’s financial literacy training.
If a student was awarded and paid the scholarship after their first-year entry semester but does not meet the qualifications for the award in a subsequent year, they may file an appeal for reinstatement. Appeals will be considered for:
- Adjusted Gross Income or net income increases.
- If a student/family’s income and assets on the current year’s FAFSA are not reflective of their current income or assets they are encouraged to meet with a Financial Services Specialist in the Office of Student Financial Aid to discuss the possibility of pursuing an Adjustment of Family Contribution appeal.
- A lapse in continuous enrollment.
- Students who have received the Bronco Promise in previous terms but temporarily left the University may request reinstatement by emailing the Office of Student Financial Aid at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Unsatisfactory Academic Progress
- If students are in Unsatisfactory Academic Progress status, they must submit an SAP Appeal with the financial aid office by the required deadline for the award to be applied.
No appeals will be considered for students enrolled in fewer than 12 credits hours per semester, changes in residency status, an award in a summer session or additional semesters of eligibility beyond the 10 semesters allotted.