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.)
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