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, an aid-eligible non-degree graduate program*, or approved post-baccalaureate non-degree graduate preparatory coursework.
- 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 and must be part of your degree or aid-eligible non-degree graduate program or 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 degree requirements, aid-eligible non-degree program, or your approved post-baccalaureate non-degree graduate preparatory 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 be in satisfactory academic standing and making 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.