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Federal Financial Aid Eligibility

Your financial aid eligibility is determined by federal and state regulations and university policy. Students must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) in order to determine their eligibility for Federal Student Aid.

To apply for the Federal Student Aid, students are required to meet the basic eligibility criteria:

  • be a U.S. citizen or an eligible noncitizen;

  • have a valid Social Security number;

  • be enrolled as a regular student in an eligible degree;

  • be enrolled at least half-time to be eligible;

  • maintain satisfactory academic progress;

  • sign the certification statement on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®) form stating that you’re not in default on a federal student loan, you do not owe money on a federal student grant, and you’ll only use federal student aid for educational purposes; and

  • show you’re qualified to obtain a college or career school education.


You must take to determine your financial aid eligibility is to complete the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid). You have a choice to either do this online or you may bring in your income and asset information as required (usually your Federal income tax return) and work with one of our Financial Aid Officers who will be glad to assist you. 


Once eligibility has been determined, the Financial Aid Officer will design the financial aid package that is best for the student with the grants and/or loans they qualify for. 

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