In order to receive Federal financial aid, students must meet the criteria listed below:
- Demonstrate Financial Need.
- Be a U.S. Citizen or Eligible Non-citizen.
- Have a valid Social Security Number. (With the exception of students from the Republic of the Marshall Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, or the Republic of Palau.)
- Be Registered for Selective Service. (Males between the ages of 18 and 25, click button below for details or to sign up.)
- Be enrolled or accepted for enrollment as a regular student in an eligible degree or certificate program.
- Be enrolled at least half-time to be eligible for Direct Loan Program funds.
- Maintain satisfactory academic progress (SAP)
- Sign the certification statement on the Free Application for Federal
Student Aid (FAFSA) stating that:
- You are not in default on a federal student loan and do not owe money on a federal student grant.
- You will use federal student aid only for educational purposes.
- Show you’re qualified to obtain a college or career school education by:
- Having a high school diploma or a recognized equivalent such as a General Educational Development (GED) certificate.
- Completing a high school education in a homeschool setting approved under state law (or, if state law does not require a homeschooled student to obtain a completion credential, completing a high school education in a homeschool setting that qualifies as an exemption from compulsory attendance requirements under state law).
- Enrolling in an eligible career pathway program and meeting one of the "ability-to-benefit" alternatives.(Click button below for more details.)