Financial aid applicants must meet the federal eligibility requirements for aid, and if asked, provide documents as needed to support eligibility:
- You must be a U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen.
- You must be accepted and currently active in an eligible degree program, eligible graduate preparatory program, or in approved coursework for teacher certification (see the Office of Financial Aid for more information about this status.)
- You must have a high school diploma or General Educational Development (GED) certificate, or have completed a high school education in a homeschooled setting approved under state law. (Students who do not meet these eligibility requirements should contact the Office of Financial Aid for assistance.)
- For most financial aid programs, and for loan deferment, you must enroll in your program at least half-time. Your classes must be taken for credit; audited classes are not eligible for aid.
- You must be in good academic standing and making satisfactory academic progress in your course of study.
- You must not be in default on any federal loan or owe a repayment on any federal grant.
- You must comply with all federal regulations governing selective service registration and use of funds for educational purposes.
- You must meet all federal eligibility requirements. To learn more about these eligibility requirements, including information about any prior drug conviction and federal student aid eligibility, please refer to the FAFSA questions and answers at http://studentaid.ed.gov/eligibility.
Additional information is available on the Financial Aid website.