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General Requirements for Financial Aid

  1. Be a U.S. citizen or an eligible non-citizen.
  2. Have a high school diploma, GED, have been home-schooled, or have achieved a passing score on all three components of the Accuplacer exam-in a single sitting. If all three scores are not achieved in one sitting, the student must retest.
  3. Not be enrolled in elementary or secondary school
  4. Not have been overpaid on a grant or be defaulted on a loan
  5. Maintain satisfactory academic progress defined by federal regulations
  6. Enroll in eligible courses defined by the institution. Some ineligible courses include GED and apprenticeship classes. Financial aid does not pay for audited classes. In addition, students may not receive financial aid for more than 30 credit hours of attempted developmental coursework. List of ineligible courses
  7. Enroll in an eligible program of study
  8. Not exceed federal aggregate loan limits defined by federal regulations
  9. Not be in default on any federal educational loans
  10. Not owe a refund on a grant
  11. Sign a statement of educational purpose (FAFSA)
  12. Be in compliance with Selective Service Registration
  13. Will not receive federal Pell Grant from more than one college for the same period of time.