Most of the financial aid programs we offer do have some common eligibility rules. To qualify for aid you must:
- be a U.S. citizen, permanent resident, or other eligible noncitizen. International students may apply for the University's Family Housing or Child Care Assistance Program.
- be admitted to the University in an approved degree or certificate program (review your options for aid if you are a non-matriculated student.
- not be in default on a previous student loan or owe a repayment on a grant or loan for which you were not eligible;
- not have loans in excess of the aggregate limits of the aid programs;
- not be disqualified based on a conviction for a drug-related offense while you were enrolled in school and receiving federal student aid;
- be registered with the Selective Service (if required);
- be making satisfactory academic progress towards a degree;
- provide financial information as required.
In general, students whose FAFSA is received after February 28,
part-time and post-baccalaureate (5th year) students are considered for
only limited types of aid. However, if you are in a degree or approved
certificate program, you may still be eligible to apply for the Federal
Direct Loan programs.
Less than full-time students or others with exceptional
circumstances, may download a Financial Aid Priority Appeal Form from our office
for possible consideration for other forms of aid.