Eligibility for federal student aid is based on financial need and on several other factors. The financial aid administrator will determine your eligibility. To qualify for financial aid and maintain eligibility for the programs, federal regulations indicate that you must:
- Be a United States citizen, permanent resident or eligible non-citizen*;
- Must show proof of 12th grade education or an equivalent that is approved by the Secretary of the Department of Education;
- Be enrolled in good standing;
- Maintain Financial Aid Satisfactory Academic Progress;
- Demonstrate financial need;
- Be registered with the Selective Service System (for male students between 18 and 25 years old and not a current member of the active armed forces);
- Not have a drug conviction for an offense that occurred while you were receiving federal student aid (such as grants or loans);
- Enroll in one of our Title-IV eligible programs;
- Not be in default on any educational loan and not owe a refund on a grant received for attendance at any post-secondary institution.
*Who is an Eligible Non-Citizen?
U.S. Permanent Residents with a Permanent Resident Card (I-551) or Conditional Permanent Residents (I-551C) or those with an Arrival-Departure Record (I-94) showing the designations of Refugee, Asylum Granted, Parole or Cuban-Haitian Entrant or those with an Immigration Court document approving Asylum or documentation of entering the U.S. under provisions of the Victims of Trafficking and Violence Protection Act. For more details please click here.