Who May Apply

Students applying for federal financial aid must meet the following criteria:

  • Demonstrate financial need (as determined by the federal financial aid analysis process), except for some loan programs;
  • Have a high school diploma, or a recognized equivalent such as a General Education Development (GED) certificate, or a high school education in a homeschool setting approved under State law;
  • Be a United States citizen or an eligible non-citizen;
  • Be enrolled as a regular student working toward a degree or certificate in an eligible program;
  • Have a valid Social Security number;
  • Maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress;
  • Register with the Selective Service (if student identifies as a male student between the ages of 18 and 25);
  • Not be in default or owe a repayment on a Student Financial Assistance grant or loan; and
  • Not have been convicted under Federal or State law of possession or sale of illegal drugs while receiving federal aid.