Federal Eligibility Requirements
The federal government is the primary source of financial aid for college students. Students must meet the following requirements to be eligible for federal aid:
- Demonstrate financial need (for most programs)
- Be a U.S. citizen or eligible non-U.S. citizen with a valid Social Security number. Federal regulations and University policy limit financial assistance available to non-U.S. citizens
- Be registered with the U.S. Selective Service, if you are male between the ages of 18 and 25.
- Be enrolled at least half-time (for most programs)
- Have a high school diploma, General Educational Development (GED) certificate or a state-recognized equivalent, a high school education in a home-school setting approved under state law; or enrolling in an eligible career pathways program.
- Make Satisfactory Academic Progress toward a degree program.
- Use aid only for educational purposes.
- Not owe a refund on a federal grant or be in default on any federal educational loan.
Find more details about eligibility requirements at student aid.