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General Eligibility

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 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 (including parents' information, where 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 Federal Pell grants and Washington State Need Grants (for undergraduates pursuing first bachelor's degree) and 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.