Eligibility Requirements

There are a number of requirements that must be met before a student is considered eligible for financial aid.

The student must:

  • Have financial need
  • Be a U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen
  • Not be in default on a Perkins Loan, Direct Loan, National Direct Student Loan, Stafford Loan, Guaranteed Student Loan, PLUS Loan, or Supplemental Loan for Students (SLS)
  • Not owe an overpayment on a Pell Grant or Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (SEOG)
  • Meet Financial Aid Satisfactory Academic Progress (see the Financial Aid Guide for details)
  • Agree to use any federal student aid received solely for educational purposes
  • Have not completed a BA/BS degree
  • Have a high school diploma, GED/proficiency certificate, or eligible equivalent (see the Financial Aid Office for details)
  • Be enrolled in an eligible educational program of study