August 28, 2014

Eligibility Requirements

fa_requireFinancial need is merely one of the criteria used to determine eligibility for U.S. federal. In general, students must also meet the following criteria:

* Have a high school diploma or a General Education Development (GED) certificate,  Be working toward a degree or certificate
* Be enrolled in an eligible program
* Be a U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen
* Have a valid Social Security Number
* Register with the Selective Service if required(you can use the paper or electronic FAFSA to register) and
* Maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress and Enrollment Status once in school

Students who drop or withdraw from classes may lose part or all of that semester’s financial aid and should consult a financial aid counselor before changing enrollment status. Changes in enrollment status can have consequences beyond the loss of a semester’s worth of financial aid. A cahnge in enrollment status can result in:

* Increased “out of pocket” payments towards tuition
* Having to repay received funds back to U.S. Department of Education
* The loss of part of all of the following semester’s financial aid

For more information related to eligibility, please refer to the Tuition and Fees section of the Catalog.