How do I know if I will qualify for financial aid?
You should complete the FAFSA even if you think you may not qualify for federal financial aid. You never know what you might receive. The FAFSA is the key to unlocking financial aid in the form of grants, work-study, and loans. In order to be considered eligible for these programs, you must meet the following eligibility requirements: You must have a high school diploma, a General Education Development (or equivalency), or have completed secondary school in a home school setting. You must be enrolled in an eligible program of study. You must be a U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen. You must submit all required forms and documents requested by the Financial Aid Office. You must meet and maintain satisfactory academic progress requirements for financial aid. You must have financial need (except in the case of unsubsidized loans), as demonstrated by a completed FAFSA and financial aid office review. You must be in compliance with the Selective Service if you are a male. For males between 18 and 25 years of age, you must be registered. You do not owe a refund or repayment on a federal grant. You cannot be in default on a federal educational loan. You must have a valid Social Security number. If you are a dependent student, your parent is not required to have a valid Social Security Number. You have not been convicted of possession or selling illegal drugs while enrolled and receiving financial aid. If you meet all of these criteria, we encourage you to fill out the FAFSA. There are a tremendous number of federal resources available, and the FAFSA is the key to unlocking these funds!
I don't think I will qualify for financial aid. Should I still apply? >