Federal Aid Eligibility

Student Financial Aid – Federal Aid Eligibility – Eligibility Requirements to Receive Federal Assistance

To be eligible to receive a federal aid, a student must –

  • Have a high school diploma or equivalent, such as a GED , or have completed homeschooling.  If you don’t, you may still be eligible for federal student aid if you were enrolled in college or career school prior to July 1, 2012. Go to http://studentaid.ed.gov/eligibility/basic-criteria for additional information.
  • Be enrolled or accepted for enrollment as a matriculated student working toward a degree or certificate in an eligible program
  • Be a U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen (green card holder etc.)
  • Have a valid Social Security Number
  • Make academic progress while attending school
  • Register (or already be registered) with the Selective Service System, if you are a male (18-26)  and not currently on active duty in the U.S. Armed Forces. (Students from the Federated States of Micronesia, the Republic of the Marshall Islands and the Republic of Palau are exempt from registering; see www.sss.gov for more information.)
  • Not have a conviction for the possession or sale of illegal drugs for an offense that occurred while you were receiving federal student aid (such as grants, work-study, or loans). If you have such a conviction, you must complete the Student Aid Eligibility Worksheet to determine if you are eligible for aid or partially eligible for aid.

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