ALL STUDENTS must meet the following criteria in order to receive Federal Student Aid:
- be fully accepted into a degree-seeking or certificate program*
- be enrolled at least part-time
- be a U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen
- have a valid Social Security Number (SSN)
- meet Satisfactory Academic Progress
- certify that you are not currently in default on a Federal Student Loan and that you do not owe money on a Federal Student Grant
- Register with the Selective Service, if required **
*Provisionally accepted students are not eligible for Federal Student Aid. Â Students may become eligible the semester after their provisional status has been resolved if all necessary paperwork has been completed and the student has met the eligibility criteria.
** If you are a male 18 through 25 years of age and you have not yet registered with the Selective Service, you can give the Selective Service permission to register you by answering â€śYESâ€ť to the question on the FAFSA, by completing a card at your local Post Office, or by registering on-line at www.sss.gov.
CLEP (College-Level Examination Program)
The Financial Aid Office cannot consider CLEP credits when determining financial aid eligibility. Â For example, if a student registers for 6 credits during one semester and also receives 3 CLEP credits during that same semester, then only 6 credits will be taken into consideration- for financial aid purposes. Â Also, CLEP credits do not count toward Satisfactory Academic Process (SAP) requirements.