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Student Eligibility

To receive aid from the major student aid programs, you must:

  • have financial need, except for some loan programs;
  • have a high school diploma or a General Education Development Certificate (GED), or meet home-schooled requirements;
  • be enrolled or accepted for enrollment as a regular student;
  • be a U.S. citizen or eligible non citizen;
  • have a valid Social Security Number;
  • make satisfactory academic progress;
  • sign a statement of educational purpose and a certification statement on overpayment and default (both found on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA));
  • register with the Selective Service, if required.


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