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.