Financial Aid Eligibility

Financial Aid Requirements

  • Have a high school diploma or equivalent, such as a GED, or have completed homeschooling at the secondary level as defined by state law.
  • Be enrolled in an eligible program for the purpose of obtaining a diploma, certificate, or degree.
  • Be a U.S. citizen, national, or eligible permanent resident non-citizen of the United States* or a citizen of the Freely Associated States.
  • If you are male, be registered with Selective Service, unless you qualify for an exemption.
  • Be making Satisfactory Academic Progress as determined by institutional policies. Satisfactory Academic Progress
  • Have a correct Social Security Number (except for students who are residents of the Federated States of Micronesia, Republic of the Marshall Islands, or the Republic of Palau).
  • Have completed repayment of assistance if convicted of or have pled nolo contendere, or guilty to a crime involving fraud in obtaining Title IV, HEA program assistance.
  • *Eligible non-citizens whose status cannot be confirmed by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security on the FAFSA application may be required to submit immigration status documents to the Financial Aid and Scholarships Office. The documentation must be original (no photocopies).

Other conditions that can prevent you from receiving financial aid

  • Be in default on a loan made under any Title IV, HEA loan program.
  • Have obtained loan amounts that exceed annual or aggregate loan limits made under any Title IV, HEA program.
  • Have property subject to a judgment lien for a debt owed to the United States.
  • Be liable for a grant or Federal Perkins loan overpayment.
  • Have listed a defaulted Federal Student Aid loan or grant overpayment in an active bankruptcy claim.
  • Have received outside resources (financial assistance) that exceeds your need and/or Cost of Attendance.
  • Have been convicted of possession or sale of illegal drugs while receiving federal aid when the offense occurred.