General Eligibility Requirements
To receive funds under any of the Federal Student Aid programs, you must:
- Be enrolled in an eligible degree-seeking or certificate program
- Be enrolled at least half-time (six credit hours).
- Students enrolled in May Mini will need to also be enrolled in Summer 1 to be considered for financial aid*.
- Students enrolled in Winter Mini will need to also be enrolled in the Spring semester to be considered for financial aid*.
- Be a U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen
- Have a valid Social Security Number
- Be registered with Selective Service (if required)
- Be in good academic standing and maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) toward completion of a degree or certificate
- Not owe a refund on a Federal Grant or be in default on a Federal educational loan
- Demonstrate a Financial Need - except for some loan programs
- Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) (www.fafsa.ed.gov) and submit any required documentation required for verification.
*Payment for May mini or Winter mini courses is due before financial aid can be released. Students will need to either pay out of pocket or contact the Bursar's Office to obtain a tuition loan. Once financial aid for the particular semester is released the Bursar's Office will apply it to the tuition loan and any other current debt to the University.