Financial Aid Eligibility

To be eligible for federal and state financial aid programs, students must:

  • be accepted as a student in an eligible associates, bachelors, or graduate degree program;
  • be making satisfactory academic progress for financial aid purposes;
  • have a high school diploma, General Education Development (GED) certificate;
  • be a U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen (this includes green card holders);
  • have a valid Social Security Number;
  • register with Selective Service if required; and
  • not be in default on a previously awarded student loan or owe a refund on a previously awarded grant.

Different types of financial aid may have additional eligibility criteria. Many forms of financial aid are available for students in study abroad or study away programs as well. Please visit our website at for more information about how financial aid can be applied to your study abroad or study away program.