Each student must meet the following eligibility criteria to be considered for financial aid:
- Be a U.S. citizen or eligible noncitizen.
- Have a valid social security number (exceptions for students from the Republic of the Marshall Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, or the Republic of Palau).
- Be classified as degree-seeking in an eligible degree or certificate program.
- Be enrolled at least half-time (6 credit hours) to be eligible for most types of financial aid, including the Direct Student Loan Programs.
- Meet Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) standards at the end of each term.
- Not be in default on any student loan or owe a refund on any educational grant.
- Male applicants must be registered with the Selective Service.
- Show proof of a high school diploma or recognized equivalent (GED or approved homeschooling).
- Sign a statement on the FAFSA indicating that you will use federal student aid for educational purposes only.
Note: Students with intellectual disabilities who do not meet the eligibility requirements as outlined above may be able to obtain certain types of aid. To be eligible, you must be accepted for enrollment in a comprehensive transition and postsecondary program. For more information, go to StudentAid.gov/eligibility and select Students With Intellectual Disabilities.