Did you know that most students are eligible for financial aid and there is no age limit when it comes to receiving federal student aid?
The type and amount of loans for which you may be eligible depend on your financial need, citizenship, previous borrowing history, and other factors.
Eligibility for Getting Aid
To qualify for loans, grants, and work-study employment, you must meet basic eligibility criteria. In general, you must:
- Demonstrate financial need
- Be a U.S. citizen or eligible noncitizen
- Have a valid social security number
- Register (if you have not already done so) with the Selective Service if you’re a male between the ages of 18 and 25
- Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
- Be admitted into a degree-seeking program
- Enroll for classes on at least a half-time basis. For undergraduate students, half-time enrollment equates to at least six credit hours a semester; for graduate students, it equates to four credit hours a semester.
- Meet satisfactory academic progress (SAP) requirements
- Not be in default on prior educational loans
Only courses taken for credit as part of a degree program are included when determining your eligibility.