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Federal Eligibility Requirements

Requirements for receiving financial aid

To receive financial aid, students must meet all of the federal eligibility requirements. Students must:

  • Have a high school diploma or a General Education Development (GED) certificate
  • Be a U.S. citizen or an eligible non-citizen
  • Be enrolled in an eligible program and have their records evaluated by the Office of the Registrar (excludes non-degree studies and continuing education programs)
  • Demonstrate financial need as determined by the federal needs analysis process (excludes the federal unsubsidized Stafford Loan Program)
  • Have a valid social security number
  • Maintain satisfactory academic progress, as defined by the University Financial Aid Office
  • Sign a Statement of Educational Purpose/Certification Statement on Overpayment and Default
  • Register with Selective Service if required to do so
  • Complete the verification process, if selected to do so, by submitting a copy of federal tax forms and any other required documents

 Note: A student's eligibility for any of the federal programs may be suspended or terminated by a court as part of a conviction for possessing or distributing drugs.

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