Eligibility Requirements

There are a number of requirements that must be met before a student is considered eligible for financial aid.

The student must:

  • have financial need (except for unsubsidized student loans)
  • be a U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen
  • not be in default on a Perkins Loan, Direct Loan, National Direct Student Loan, Stafford Loan, Guaranteed Student Loan, PLUS Loan, or Supplemental Loan for Students (SLS)
  • not owe a refund on a Pell Grant or Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant
  • meeting satisfactory progress (for financial aid)
  • agree to use any federal student aid received solely for educational purposes
  • have not completed a BA/BS degree (except for student loans)
  • have a high school diploma, GED/proficiency certificate or pass the Ability to Benefit Test
  • be enrolled in an eligible educational program of study