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Financial Aid

Eligibility & Satisfactory Academic Progress

Financial Aid Eligibility Information

In order to receive federal financial aid, students must meet all criteria set by the government. For a complete explanation of federal financial aid eligibility, refer to The Student Guide.

The "Am I Eligible" section of the Student Guide addresses the following topics:

  • Basic Requirements
  • Financial Need
  • Education Requirements
  • Legal and Other Requirements
    • U.S. Citizen or Eligible Noncitizen
    • Default
    • Selective Service
    • Drug Conviction
    • Incarceration
  • Match Requirements
  • Expected Family Contribution
  • Unusual Family Circumstances

Satisfactory Academic Progress

In order to continue to receive federal financial aid under the programs authorized by Title IV of The Higher Education Act (HEA), as amended, a student must also be maintaining satisfactory academic progress in the course of study he/she is pursuing according to the standards and practices of the institution.