Financial Aid Eligibility

All students must meet the following criteria to apply for Title IV Federal Aid—grants, work study, and loans:

  • Be enrolled as a regular student in a degree-seeking or certificate program.
  • Be a U.S. citizen or eligible noncitizen (permanent resident).
  • Not be in default on prior student loans or owe a refund on a federal grant.
  • Be making satisfactory academic progress as described in the section,  Satisfactory Academic Progress.
  • Have a valid social security number.
  • Be enrolled in eligible program and courses.

Added Federal Loan requirement

To be eligible for federal loans you must accept the loan offer, complete required MPN and Entrance Counseling, and be enrolled in 6 hours of course work that is eligible for financial aid at the time of the loan disbursement. Discover more information about loans.

Pell Recalulation Dates and Financial Aid Eligibility

In accordance with federal regulations, the Office of Financial Aid will recalculate student's enrollment status on established Pell Recalulation Dates (Dates can be found in each term's Handbook). The Pell Recalulation date is the point in which your enrollment status for Pell Grant eligible will be established. Federal Pell Grant funds may be available to students enrolled less than half-time. See year-round Pell for exceptions.

Note: Direct loans are recalculated prior to disbursement.