Eligibility for Financial Aid
To qualify for financial aid, you must meet the following requirements:
- Be a U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen.
- Be registered with Selective Service (if required).
Not registered or not sure? Verify your status or register online.
- Have a high school diploma, GED certificate or have completed a state-approved home school high school education.
- Be admitted to a program leading to a certificate or degree.
Not admitted? Apply for Admission online.
- Be enrolled at least half time each term.
(Note: select federal and state programs allow less than half time enrollment; certain institutional programs require full time enrollment.)
Undergraduate Full time 12 or more credit hours 3/4 time 9 to 11 credit hours Half time 6 to 8 credit hours
Graduate Full time At least 6 credit hours Half time 3 to 5.5 credit hours
- Maintain satisfactory academic progress in your course of study.
- Not be in default on any federal loan or owe a repayment on any federal grant.
- Comply with federal regulations governing the use of funds for educational purposes.
Be aware! A federal or state conviction, during enrollment, for possession or sale of illegal drugs can disqualify you from receiving financial aid or require a repayment of funds. Review additional information about drug convictions online.