The basic eligibility criteria for the program include:
- Single female, with children under the age of 18 and currently earning less than $25,000 annually or less than 200% of the most current poverty levels, and maintain at least part-time employment during involvement with the program.
- Attend a 4-week Student Success Orientation Class facilitated by M3 staff prior to formal enrollment in the M3 Program.
- Meet and/or conference regularly with the Program Coordinator (twice a month, at minimum), notifying the Program Coordinator of any barriers, conflicts and/or needs.
- Enroll or be enrolled in a Certificate or degree program related to a specific career path or related to their current employment that has been identified by their employer as a position to which the participant could be promoted once the required certificate or degree is obtained.
- Complete at least 12 credits annually (based on date of program enrollment), and earn a C or higher in all classes (some Allied Health Programs require that a student maintain a GPA of 2.5 or higher).
- A core component of the M3 Program is the Supplementary Support Fund, managed by the M3 Program Coordinator. The purpose of the fund is to help participants address and reduce barriers that impede their progress in obtaining their education and improving their quality of life. Assistance with expenses such as school supplies, child-care, mileage reimbursement, car maintenance or repairs, and other needs education-related and life-sustaining will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis.