To be eligible for student aid programs, you must meet the following basic eligibility requirements:

  • Demonstrate to have financial need, except for unsubsidized and PLUS loans
  • Be a U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen with a valid Social Security number
  • Enroll in an eligible degree seeking program as a regular student (RS)
  • Have a high school diploma or its equivalent
  • If male between ages of 18 and 25, must register with the Selective Service
  • Meet satisfactory academic progress standards
  • Certify that you will use any federal student aid for educational purposes only
  • Have not defaulted your student loans or do not owe a refund on a federal student grant

**Specific Federal or State student aid programs may have additional eligibility requirements.  If you have been convicted for the sale or possession of illegal drugs while you were receiving federal student aid, your eligibility may be affected.  To find out your status, call the Federal Student Aid Information Center 1-800-433-3243 or go to www.fafsa.ed.gov

STUDENT AID APPLICATION PROCESS

Applying for federal student aid is an easy process.  The student must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online at www.fafsa.gov .  The Financial Aid Office will receive the results of your application in approximately five labor days if you sign electronically with your PIN.  You can apply for a PIN at www.pin.ed.gov .   The student must renew the FAFSA each year before April 22.  If you need assistance to complete your FAFSA, you should contact the Financial Aid Officer or go to the FAFSA website.

After your results are received, the Financial Aid Officer will review your application to detect any mistake or to complete the Verification Process.  If it is required by the Department of Education, documentation such as income tax returns will be requested. 

 Your financial need will be determined based on your FAFSA results (EFC) and your academic status.