There are a number of requirements that must be met before a student is considered eligible for financial aid, and eligibilty criteria may vary from one aid program to another.
Generally, a student must:
- Have financial need
- Be a U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen *CA residents may be eligible for state financial aid if AB540-eligible.
- Not be in default on a federal student loan (e.g. Perkins Loan, Direct Loan, etc.)
- Not owe an overpayment to a Federal Student Aid program (e.g. Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (SEOG), etc.)
- Meet Financial Aid Satisfactory Academic Progress (see the Financial Aid Guide for details, or visit here 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 academic program of study