eligibility and guidelines

eligibility

To be eligible for aid provided by any of the College's financial aid programs, a student must meet the following criteria:

  • Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
  • Be a U.S. citizen, U.S. National, U.S. permanent resident, or eligible non-citizen as determined by federal guidelines.
  • Have a valid Social Security Number.
  • Possess a high school diploma or General Education Development (GED).
  • Be enrolled in a program leading to an approved certificate/diploma or degree.
  • Be making satisfactory academic progress toward completion of the program of study.
  • Not be in default on any federal student loan or owe a refund on a federal grant.
    • To check your federal loan or grant history, go to the National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS) website at http://www.nslds.ed.gov/nslds_SA/ and click on Financial Aid Review (you will need your FAFSA PIN to view your history).
  • Is not enrolled in an elementary or secondary school. A student who is concurrently enrolled in high school and college is not considered a "regular student," nor is s/he eligible for financial aid.
  • Must be registered with Selective Service, if required (males only).
    • If you are not registered, you may register at www.sss.gov.
    • If you registered and want to check your registration, you may check your registration at www.sss.gov.
  • Not have aid eligibility suspended or terminated due to a drug-related conviction that occurred while receiving Title IV assistance.
  • Complete the verification process, if required.
  • Demonstrate financial need except for certain loans.

guidelines

rights and responsibilities of students receiving aid

Please view our Students' Rights and Responsibilities Policy.