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Eligibility for Aid


Students applying for Federal Student Aid must meet the following criteria:

1. Be a U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen.

2. Have a valid Social Security Number (unless you are from the Republic of the Marshall Islands, the Federated States of Micronesia, or the Republic of Palau).

3. Be registered with Selective Service if you are a male and 18 to 25 years of age.

4. Have a high school diploma or General Education Development  Certificate (GED) or passed an exam approved by the US Department of  Education.

5. Be enrolled or accepted for enrollment  as a regular student working toward a degree or certificate in an  eligible program at a school that participates in the Federal Student  Aid Program.

6. Not have a drug conviction for an  offense that occurred while you were received federal student aid such  as grants, loans, or work-study.

7. Must not owe a refund on a Federal Grant or be in default on a Federal Student Loan.

8. Must demonstrate financial need (except for Unsubsidized Stafford Loans)