Eligibility

The Financial Aid Office encourages all students to apply for financial aid. A student is eligible for financial aid based upon the following criteria:

  • Is a U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen
  • Has a high school diploma, high school equivalency diploma or has completed home schooling at the secondary level
  • Maintains satisfactory academic progress
  • Is accepted into a degree/diploma program
  • Possesses a valid Social Security Number
  • Has registered with the Selective Service, if required
  • Does not owe a refund on a federal grant or is not in default on a federal educational loan

Financial Aid Eligibility Notes

  • Federal student loans must be repaid.
  • Students must be enrolled at least half-time (six credits) to qualify for a federal loan.
  • Students who are enrolled less than half-time may be eligible for the Pell Grant and some other federal student aid on a prorated basis.
  • Students who have received a bachelor’s degree are not eligible for the Pell Grant but may be eligible for other federal student aid.
  • Students attending two schools in the same enrollment period must inform both Financial Aid Offices. Students cannot receive federal aid from two schools at the same time.
  • A student convicted of drug distribution or possession while receiving financial aid may not be eligible for future federal financial aid.

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Contact Us

Financial Aid Office, Calmar
Student Center 167
800.728.2256, ext. 230 or 236
Hours: M-F, 7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Financial Aid Office, Peosta
Main Building 222
800.728.7367, ext. 219 or 220
Hours: M-F, 7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.