General Eligibility Criteria

In order to be eligible for Federal Title IV Financial Aid, you must meet ALL of the following:

  • Have a High School Diploma, a G.E.D., or recognized equivalent.
  • Be enrolled as a regular student working towards a degree or certificate in an eligible program. (NOTE: You do NOT necessarily need to be full time!)
  • Be a U.S. citizen or an eligible non-citizen.
  • Have a valid Social Security Number.
  • Be registered with Selective Service (if required)**
  • Make satisfactory academic progress

** If you are a male 18 through 25 years of age and you have not yet registered with Selective Service, you can give Selective Service permission to register you by checking a box on the FAFSA. You can also register through the Internet at: