Financial Aid Eligibility Requirements
To be considered for financial aid, a student must:
- Be a citizen, permanent resident, or eligible non-citizen of the U.S.
- Be admitted or enrolled in an eligible undergraduate course of study.
- Have a high school diploma or GED.
- Be making satisfactory academic progress in the course of study.
- Not owe a refund on a grant received under the Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant, Federal Academic Competitiveness Grant, or State Student Incentive Grant Program (Title IV, HEA Grant) for attendance at any institution.
- Not be in default on any loan made under the Stafford Student Loan, Federal PLUS, Federal NDSL, or Federal Perkins Loan program (Title IV, HEA Loan) for attendance at any institution.
- Demonstrate financial need according to specific program requirements
- Be registered with the Selective Service (if you are a male at least 18 years of age, born after December 31, 1959, and not currently a member of the United States Armed Forces).
The majority of financial aid is awarded on the basis of your demonstrated financial need. To establish need, you must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). We can help you complete this form and assist you in filing the application electronically.
The FAFSA will generate a Student Aid Report with a calculated Expected Family Contribution (EFC). That figure, subtracted from the cost of attendance, will determine your financial need. Dependent on your demonstrated financial need, aid awards will be provided. Awards are made on a "package" concept and usually consist of grants, employment, loans, and/or scholarships.
To apply for financial aid, start by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online at www.fafsa.ed.gov.