Eligibility

Eligibility

Eligibility for most federal student aid is based on financial need and on several other factors.

The most basic eligibility requirements to receive federal student aid are that you must

·         be a U.S. citizen or an eligible noncitizen

·         have a valid Social Security number

·         register (if you haven't already) with the Selective Service, if you're a male       

       between the ages of 18 and 25

·         maintain satisfactory academic progress ( SAP) in college or career school

·         Enrolled or completing a minimum of six credit hours (undergraduate) and five

      credit hours (graduate) or equivalent course work toward a degree or certificate

·         not owe a refund on a federal student grant or be in default on a federal student

      loan