Application Procedure: The applicant must complete the following documents by the specified deadline date:

In addition to these basic criteria, students must meet the specific requirements of each source of financial aid:

  1. Must be a U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen.
  2. Must be enrolled at least half-time.
  3. If currently enrolled, must maintain satisfactory academic progress according to the norms established by the University.
  4. Cannot be in DEFAULT to any federal loan program or OWE ANY REFUND to any federal grant program at any previously attended institution.
  5. Male students between the ages of 18 to 26 years, who are not presently a member of the armed forces, must register with the Selective Services. (
  6. Have a valid Social Security Number.
  7. Not be convicted of an illegal drug offense.
  8. Sign a statement on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) certifying that the federal funds received will be used only for educational purposes.
  9. Foreign students must present a copy of their citizen documents or permanent resident visa. A foreign student soliciting a student loan, not having these documents, must provide documentation from the U.S. Department of Immigration and Naturalization and a co-signer that meets the citizenship requirements of the lending institution.
  10. Demonstrate financial need for any need-based program