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General Eligibility Requirements

Students must meet the following general requirements to be eligible for federal, state, and institutional financial aid programs:

  • Be a U.S. citizen, U.S. national, or permanent resident or eligible non-citizen;
  • Be enrolled as a regular student pursuing an associate degree (certificates and specialist diplomas may be concurrently pursued as part of the governing degree program);
  • Have a high school diploma or a GED certificate;
  • Have a valid Social Security number;
  • Not be in default on a federal student loan or owe a repayment on a federal grant;
  • Be registered with Selective Service (unless a female); and
  • Meet the Financial Aid Satisfactory Progress standards.