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Financial Aid

​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 or approved post-baccalaureate non-degree graduate preparatory coursework.  See the Office of Financial Aid for more information about graduate preparatory programs. 
  • You must have a high school diploma or General Educational Development (GED) certificate, or have completed a high school education in a homeschool 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 approved post-baccalaureate non-degree graduate preparatory program. Audited classes are not eligible for financial aid consideration.  In addition, if it is determined that you have completed your degree requirements or post-baccalaureate non-degree graduate preparatory program, or if you wish to repeat a course for which you have previously earned credit, your financial aid options are limited and you should contact the Office of Financial Aid for more information.
  • You must be in good academic standing and comply with the federal satisfactory academic progress requirements 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.

More information is available in Complying with Terms & Conditions in the Maintaining Eligibility section of the Financial Aid website.