Students applying for any Federal Financial Aid Program must meet the following requirements:
- Demonstrate financial need;
- Have a high school diploma or equivalent or GED certificate;
- Must be enrolled or accepted for enrollment as aregular student working toward a degree or certificate program;
- Be a U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen; (citizens ofthe Republic of the Marshall Islands (RMI), Federated States of Micronesia (FSM), and the Republic of Palau are all eligible.)
- Have a valid U.S. Social Security number (with the exception of students from the Republic of the Marshall Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, and the Republic of Palau);
- Certify that use of Federal Student Aid only for educational purposes. Students must also certifythat they are not in default on a federal student loan and do not owe money on federal student grant (which could happen if they withdraw from school,for example).
- Must be enrolled at least half-time to be eligible for an Academic Competitiveness Grant;
- Register (if haven’t already) with the Selective Services, if you’re male between ages of 18 and 25.
- Returning students must also demonstrateSatisfactory Academic Progress towards the completion of a degree or certificate.