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General Eligibility Requirements

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To receive Title IV financial aid, each student must meet the following eligibility requirements:

  • Has a valid Social Security number.
  • Is a U.S. citizen or eligible non citizen.
  • If male, is registered with Selective Service.
  • Is a regular student (seeking a degree or certificate).
  • Is enrolled, or accepted for enrollment, in an eligible program.
  • If enrolled in a distance education course, the course must be part of an eligible program.
  • Is not enrolled solely in remedial coursework.
  • Has a high school diploma or its equivalent, General Educational Development or GED certificate, or pass an ability to benefit test.
  • Not be enrolled in elementary or secondary school.
  • Not be convicted under Federal or State law of possession or sale of illegal drugs (check with the Financial Aid Office for more information on this requirement).
  • Does not owe a grant or loan overpayment.
  • Is not in default with a Perkins, Stafford, or PLUS loan.
  • Cannot have borrowed in excess of loan limits.
  • Maintains Satisfactory Academic Progress.
  • Has need, as defined by individual program requirements (except for Unsubsidized Stafford Loans).
  • Repay any financial aid received as a result of inaccurate information. Any person who intentionally misrepresents facts on the application violates federal law and may be subject to a $10,000 fine and/or imprisonment.
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