Paying for College - Eligibility
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Paying for College


To be eligible for financial aid you will need to meet these requirements:

  • Be a U.S. Citizen or Eligible Noncitizen with a valid Social Security Number (SSN).
    For questions regarding your citizenship, please click on the following link for the U.S. Citizenship Immigration Service. (Note: eligible noncitizens may be asked to provide appropriate documentation.)

  • Have a high school diploma or GED certificate.

  • Be in an eligible program of study/major.

  • If male 18-25 years of age, be registered with Selective Service.
    You can register with the Selective Service by accessing the following link:

  • Maintain good Satisfactory Academic Progress.

  • Not receive financial aid at two schools during the same semester.

  • Not be in default on a FFELP Loan, Federal Direct Loan or owe a refund of a Federal Grant.
    For questions regarding a loan or Pell Grant defaults, contact the Department of Education at 1-800-433-3243.


* If you have received a Bachelor’s degree, you do not qualify for financial aid. If you received an Associate’s degree at your home campus, contact the Financial Aid Office and ask about their 2nd degree policy.

* The Title IV Consolidation Appropriation Act of 2012 limits Federal Pell Grant payments to six (6) years (12 semesters). Students who have exceeded this time frame are no longer eligible for the Federal Pell Grant. More information on the Federal Pell Grant Lifetime Eligibility Used law can be found at the Federal Student Aid Website.




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