Student Financial Aid

Eligibility Requirements for Federal Student Aid

To be eligible to receive any type of Federal Student Financial Aid, the student must:

  • be a U.S. citizen, U.S. Permanent Resident, or other eligible non-citizen
  • register with the Selective Service Administration (unless exempt). Students are exempt if they are female, under 18, born before 1960, on active duty in the U.S. Armed Forces, citizens of the Federated State of Micronesia or The Marshall Islands, or permanent residents of the Trust territory of the Pacific Islands (Palau).
  • enroll at a college or university that participates in the Federal Student Financial Aid Programs. These programs include the Federal Pell Grants (Pell Grants), Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grants (FSEOG), Federal Subsidized and Unsubsidized Direct Loans, Federal Perkins Loans, and Federal Work-Study (FWS).
  • be working toward a degree or certificate.
  • be making Satisfactory Academic Progress.
  • not owe a refund on any federal grant, must not have borrowed federal student loans in excess of annual or aggregate loan limits, and must not be in default on any federal student loan unless satisfactory payment arrangements have been made.