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