Overview of the Financial Aid Process
To qualify for financial aid, a student must:
- Be accepted for enrollment in an eligible degree or certificate program.
- Be a U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen.
- Not owe a repayment on a financial aid grant. Not be in default on a student loan. If male, you must be registered with Selective Service or provide documentation from Selective Service that you are not/were not required to register. (Federal law requires males to register with Selective Service between the ages of 18-25.)
- Have financial need.
Types of Federal Student Aid
The following programs are not eligible for traditional financial aid:
- Transitional Studies, also known as Adult Basic Education
- General education classes below 80
- High School Equivalency Exam prep
- Quick Start programs
- Community & Career Education
- Running Start
- High school completion
Students can receive funding for only one program at a time. Financial aid for a second program will not be awarded until the student’s academic transcript is updated to show that the student graduated from the first program.