Eligibility for Aid
To receive federal student aid, you must meet certain requirements.
- Be a U.S. citizen or eligible noncitizen.
- Have a valid Social Security Number (unless you're from the Republic of the Marshall Islands, the Federated States of Micronesia, or the Republic of Palau).
- Be registered with Selective Service if you are male and 18 to 25 years of age (go to www.sss.gov for more information).
- Have a high school diploma or a General Education Development (GED) Certificate or pass an exam approved by the U.S. Department of Education.
- Be enrolled or accepted for enrollment as a regular student working toward a degree* in an eligible program at a school that participates in the federal student aid programs.
- Not have a drug conviction for an offense that occurred while you were receiving federal student aid (such as grants, loans, or work-study).
- Make satisfactory academic progress toward a degree.
- You must not owe a refund on a federal grant or be in default on a federal student loan.
- You must demonstrate financial need (except for unsubsidized Stafford Loans).
* Eligible programs: Bachelor, Second Bachelor, Teacher Certification, Masters, Specialist or Doctoral
Not eligible programs: Graduate Certificate (some exceptions**), Self Improvement, Guest, and non-matriculated
**Eligible Graduate Certificate programs (College of Business): Business Administration, Computer Information Systems, E-Business, Entrepreneurship, Finance, Human Resource Management, International Business, Marketing Management, Organizational Development, Supply Chain Management