​​Participating in the federal financial aid programs is a serious responsibility. When you participate in the financial aid programs, it is your responsibility to maintain eligibility, and to continuously comply with the federal eligibility requirements as explained in your FAFSA, your award letter, and as outlined below:

  • You must make steady progress toward your degree or your aid-eligible non-degree graduate program, or your approved post-baccalaureate non-degree graduate preparatory coursework, and comply with the Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy. In addition, if it is determined that you have completed your degree or your aid-eligible non-degree graduate program or graduate preparatory program requirements, or if you wish to repeat a course for which you have previously earned credit, your financial aid potions are limited: please contact the Office of Financial Aid for more information.

  • If you are aware that any of the information on your FAFSA is incorrect or has changed, you must notify the Office of Financial Aid.

  • You must actively begin and participate in your courses each quarter in order to establish and maintain your eligibility for federal financial aid.

  • If you are a degree-seeking student, you must enroll and study as a degree student in an eligible program; if at any time you decide to no longer pursue a degree program, you must notify your college office and the Office of Financial Aid.

  • If you are enrolled in a non-degree aid-eligible graduate or in approved post-baccalaureate non-degree graduate preparatory coursework, you must enroll and studey in that program; if at any time you decide to no longer pursue your aid-eligible non-degree program or your approved post-baccalaureate non-degree graduate preparatory coursework, you must notify your college office and the Office of Financial Aid.

  • Your classes must be taken for credit and must be part of your degree or your aid-eligible non-degree program.  or your approved post-baccalaureate non-degree graduate preparatory coursework. Audited courses are not eligible for financial aid consideration.  In addition, if it is determined that you have completed your program or coursework, or if you wish to repeat a course for which you have previously earned credit, your financial aid options are limited:  please contact the Office of Financial Aid for more information.

  • You must meet the enrollment requirements for the aid you have been awarded.

  • If at any time you stop attending, you must complete the university withdrawal process in Campus Connect. (SeeWithdrawal in the DePaul Central section of this website.)

  • You must not be in default on a federal student loan, and you must not owe a refund on federal student aid. If your parent participates in the Federal Direct PLUS Loan Program, he or she must not be in default on a federal student loan, and must not owe a refund on federal student aid.

  • You must comply with requests for additional documentation, including documents relating to verification of your application data, and you must comply within the specified timeframe.

  • You must certify that any federal student aid funds received during the award year will be used solely for educational expenses related to attendance during the year.

  • If you are convicted of a drug offense while enrolled at DePaul and receiving financial aid, you must notify the Office of Financial Aid. If your parent participates in the Federal Direct PLUS Program, and your parent is convicted of a drug offense during an academic year in which he/she has borrowed the PLUS on your behalf, you or your parent must notify the Office of Financial Aid.

  • If you are incarcerated or become incarcerated while you are in attendance at DePaul and receiving financial aid, you must notify the Office of Financial Aid. If your parent participates in the Federal Direct PLUS Program, and your parent is incarcerated or becomes incarcerated during an academic year in which he/she has borrowed the PLUS on your behalf, your parent must notify the Office of Financial Aid.

  • If you are convicted of or pled guilty to/or non-contest to, a crime involving fraud in obtaining federal student aid funds, you must notify the Office of Financial Aid. If your parent participates in the Federal Direct PLUS Program on your behalf while you are attending DePaul, and your parent has been convicted of, pled guilty to/or non-contest to, a crime involving fraud in obtaining federal student aid funds, you must notify the Office of Financial Aid.

  • If you are subject to a lien for a debt owed to the United States, you must notify the Office of Financial Aid. If your parent participates in the Federal Direct PLUS Program on your behalf while you are attending DePaul and your parent is subject to a lien for a debt owed to the United States, you must notify the Office of Financial Aid.