To be eligible for aid provided by any of the College's financial aid programs, a student must meet the following criteria:
- Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
- Be a U.S. citizen, U.S. National, U.S. permanent resident, or eligible non-citizen as determined by federal guidelines.
- Have a valid Social Security Number.
- Possess a high school diploma or General Education Development (GED).
- Be enrolled in a program leading to an approved certificate/diploma or degree.
- Be making satisfactory academic progress toward completion of the program of study.
- Not be in default on any federal student loan or owe a refund on a federal grant.
- To check your federal loan or grant history, go to the National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS) website at http://www.nslds.ed.gov/nslds_SA/ and click on Financial Aid Review (you will need your FAFSA PIN to view your history).
- Is not enrolled in an elementary or secondary school. A student who is concurrently enrolled in high school and college is not considered a "regular student," nor is s/he eligible for financial aid.
- Must be registered with Selective Service, if required (males only).
- Not have aid eligibility suspended or terminated due to a drug-related conviction that occurred while receiving Title IV assistance.
- Complete the verification process, if required.
- Demonstrate financial need except for certain loans.
Rights and Responsibilities of Students Receiving Aid
Please view our Students' Rights and Responsibilities Policy.