Eligibility for Federal Aid

Students interested in receiving grants, loans, or work-study employment must meet these eligibility requirements to be considered for federal aid:

  • Be a United States citizen or an Eligible Non-Citizen.
  • Have a high school diploma, GED, or pass an independently administered test (approved by the U.S. Department of Education).
  • If applicable, register with the Selective Service or sign a statement indicating you’ve done so.
  • Must be a degree-seeking student pursuing their first Bachelor’s degree.
  • Be in good academic standing and be making Satisfactory Academic Progress.
  • Need must be clearly established for need-based aid.
  • Be enrolled in at least 3 credit hours for undergraduate Pell Grant, 6 credits for undergraduate loans and work-study, and 5 credit hours for graduate loans and work-study.
  • Sign a statement verifying you do not owe a refund on a Federal Grant, nor are you in default on a Federal Student Loan.
  • Students with criminal convictions have limited eligibility.
  • Complete a Free Application for Student Financial Aid (FAFSA) form.

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