Qualifying for Aid/Applying for Aid
To be eligible for federal, state and institutional aid students must meet the following criteria:
- Demonstrate need (may not be required for some loan and institutional programs) on either the FAFSA or International CSS Profile
- Have a standard high school diploma or its equivalent, GED or ATB (Ability to Benefit) on file.
- Be enrolled in a degree seeking program.
- Not be in default or owe an overpayment of Title IV funds.
- Have a valid Social Security number.
- Be a U.S. citizen or an eligible non-citizen with permanent residency status and an alien registration identification number (may not be required for some institutional programs).
- Be registered with the Selective Service (males between the ages of 18-25).
- Have not borrowed in excess of aggregate loan limits under Title IV programs.
- Federal regulations require that students may only receive financial aid if they are maintaining satisfactory academic progress (see additional details in SAP policy ).
- Must have all requested documents on file and processed before disbursements can be made.
To apply for financial assistance, it is domestic student's responsibility to annually apply for financial aid by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The FAFSA form is available at www.fafsa.gov. The students must also provide any required forms and documentation deemed necessary by the Office of Financial Aid. The priority filing deadline is December 15. International students are not required to complete the International CSS Profile annually.