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  • You MUST have completed a Free Application for Student Financial Aid (FAFSA) form. (Make sure to have your previous years tax information available. If you are a dependent student your parents’ tax information is also necessary).
  • You must be a United States citizen, national, or permanent resident to apply for Financial Aid.
  • You must have a high school diploma, a GED, or pass an independently administered test (approved by the U.S. Department of Education) to meet Ability to Benefit requirements.
  • If required, you must register with the Selective Service or sign a statement indicating you’ve done so.
  • You must be in good academic standing and be making Satisfactory Academic Progress towards your degree.
  • You must enroll at least half time (6 hours for undergraduates or 5 hours for graduates) for Federal Aid Programs and full time (12 hours for undergraduates or 9 hours for graduates) for scholarships.
  • Need must be clearly established for need-based aid.
  • You must sign a statement verifying you do not owe a refund on a Federal Grant, nor are you in default on a Federal Student Loan.

No student will be denied financial assistance on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status.