Who is eligible for financial assistance?

All of the following criteria must be met to receive need-based financial aid funds. An undergraduate student must:

 
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  • be a U.S. citizen or an eligible non-citizen
     
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  • have a high school diploma, GED certificate or have passed an 'ability to benefit' test
     
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  • be accepted and enroll in an eligible degree program
     
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  • register with the Selective Service system if you are a male between the ages of 18 and 24
     
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  • make satisfactory progress toward a degree or completion of a recognized certificate program
     
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  • not owe repayment of a Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG) or a state grant at any institution
     
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  • not be in default or delinquent on any Perkins Loan, Stafford/SLS or PLUS Loan at any institution
     
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  • not have borrowed in excess of the limits for the Perkins or Stafford/SLS programs
     
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  • not have been convicted as an adult of possessing or selling illegal drugs

     

    If you have earned a bachelor’s degree and are pursuing a second, you are only eligible to receive funds from the following Federal programs: Stafford Loans, Perkins Loan, Work-Study, and/or a PLUS Loan, provided you have not reached the aggregate maximum limit as an undergraduate student in any of the loan programs.