In order to be eligible for any form of federal aid, generally, you must meet the following criteria:
- Must be enrolled or accepted for enrollment in an eligible program of study.
- Must be pursuing a degree, certificate, or other recognized credential.
- You must be a U.S citizen or eligible non citizen.
- Must be registered with Selective Service (if male and required to be).
- May not have eligibility suspended or terminated due to a drug-related conviction.
- You must have a valid social security number.
- May not be in default on a federal student loan.
- May not owe repayment of a federal grant.
- Must be making satisfactory academic progress as defined by the school.
To be considered a full time graduate student, you must be enrolled in a minimum of nine credit hours each term. To qualify for a loan, you must be enrolled in a minimum of six credit hours.