Federal Financial Aid Eligibility Criteria

  • Students must be U.S. citizens or eligible non-citizens as defined on the FAFSA.
  • Students must be registered for Selective Service, if required.
  • Students must be working toward a degree in an eligible program.
  • Students must be able to demonstrate financial need (except for certain loans).
  • Students must maintain satisfactory academic progress each academic year.
  • Students must certify that they are not in default on any federal student loan or owe a refund on a federal grant.
  • Students must have a valid Social Security Number (unless student is from the Republic of Marshall Islands, the Federated States of Micronesia, or the Republic of Palau).
  • Students must certify that they will use federal student financial aid only for educational purposes.
  • Students must not have been convicted of an offense involving either the possession or sale of illegal drugs that occurred while receiving Title IV aid.
  • Students are not eligible to receive a Federal Pell Grant if the student is subject to an involuntary civil commitment following incarceration for a sexual offense (as determined under the FBI's Uniform Crime Reporting Program).