Please read the eligibility requirements outlined below to verify your qualification for federal financial aid.
In order to be eligible for federal aid a student must be a U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen. An eligible non-citizen is defined as:
- U.S. permanent resident with a valid Alien Registration Receipt (I-151 or I-551).
- Conditional Permanent resident (I-151C).
- Other eligible non-citizen with an Arrival-Departure Record (I-94) from the U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service.
- Other eligible non-citizen with a Temporary Resident Card (I-688).
If a student is in the U.S. on an F1 or F2 student visa, only a J1 or J2 exchange visitor visa, or only a G series (pertaining to international organizations), they are not eligible for federal student aid.
2. Financial Aid History
- Student cannot be in default on a federal loan.
- Student cannot be on an overpayment status.
- Student should not have exceeded annual or aggregate loan limits.
This information can be obtained by visiting the National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS) website www.nslds.ed.gov. You will need your federal PIN # to access your account.
3. Financial Need
Student must demonstrate a financial need.
Student has to be enrolled in an eligible program and meet satisfactory progress.
5. Social Security Number
Student must provide a correct Social Security Number (SSN).
6. Selective Service
Male students have to be registered with Selective Service* to receive federal financial aid. Registration must be completed between the ages of 18 and 26.
*Selective Service can be reached at (847) 688-6888 for enrollment verification.