Financial Aid & Scholarships

Eligibility Criteria

You must meet the following criteria to be considered for financial aid:

  • Be admitted to an eligible program. Please note that undeclared majors are not eligible for financial aid.
  • For most programs, you should carry at least six credits each semester.  However, students with very low income may qualify for as little as one class per semester.
  • Demonstrate financial need as determined by filing the FAFSA or Renewal FAFSA.
  • Have a complete financial aid file as outlined in How to Apply and by responding to all requests for additional information.
  • Be a U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen (permanent resident alien). Verification may be required.
  • Be in compliance with the Selective Service registration requirements. Verification may be required. To check your status or to register go to the Selective Service System web site.
  • Not be in default on any educational loan or in repayment of any educational grant.
  • Not have been convicted for possession of the sale of illegal drugs while receiving any financial aid.
  • For the grant programs, you must not have a previous Bachelor's Degree.
  • Be making progress toward a certificate or degree program according to the Standards of Satisfactory Academic Progress.