Financial Aid

Eligibility Requirements


Basic Federal Financial Aid Eligibility:

As a first-time or continuing student, general eligibility requirements for Federal Student Aid, as determined by the Department of Education, state you must:

  • Demonstrate financial need (for most programs)
  • Be a U.S. citizen or an eligible noncitizen
  • Have a valid Social Security number (with the exception of students from the Republic of the Marshall Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, or the Republic of Palau)
  • Register for Selective Service if you are a male between the ages of 18 and 26 (for Ohio Grants only)
  • Be enrolled or accepted for enrollment as a regular student in an eligible degree program
  • Be enrolled at least halftime to be eligible for Direct Loan Program funds
  • Maintain satisfactory academic progress
  • Sign the certification statement on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) stating that:
    1. You are not in default on a federal student loan and do not owe money on a federal student grant -and-
    2. You will use federal student aid only for educational purposes and related expenses
  • Show you’re qualified to obtain a college education by:
    1. Having a high school diploma or a recognized equivalent such as a General Educational Development (GED) certificate 
    2. Completing a high school education in a homeschool setting approved under state law


Other Eligibility Requirements:

Admissions Requirements for Financial Aid Eligibility

Scholarship Eligibility Requirements

Transfer Students

Visiting/Transient/Non-Degree Students

Graduate/Law Students

Summer Aid Eligibility

Student Athletes