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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.