To be eligible to receive aid from the Federal Financial Aid Programs, you must meet ALL of the following criteria:

  • Have financial need, except for some loan programs.
  • Have a high school diploma or a General Education Diploma (GED), or complete a high school education in home setting that is treated as a home school or private school under state law.
  • Be enrolled or accepted for enrollment as a regular student working toward a degree or certificate in an eligible program. Financial aid is not available for audit courses.
  • Be a U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen (have U.S. permanent resident status).
  • Have a valid Social Security Number.
  • Make satisfactory academic progress in accordance with the SAP Policy.
  • Sign a statement on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) certifying that you will use federal aid for educational purposes.
  • Sign a statement on the FAFSA, certifying that you are not in default on a federal student loan and that you do not owe money back on a federal student aid grant.
  • Be registered with Selective Service (males between the ages 18-25).

A recent law suspends aid eligibility for students convicted under federal or state law of the sale or possession of drugs. If you have a conviction or convictions for these offenses, please call the Federal Student Aid Program at 1-800-433-3243 to find out how, or if the law applies to you. You can regain eligibility early by successfully completing an approved drug rehabilitation program.