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Financial Aid Eligibility Criteria

To receive aid from any of the Federal student aid programs, students must meet all of the following requirements:

  1. Have financial need as determined by your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
  2. Sign the certification statement on the FAFSA that:
    1. You are not in default on a federal student loan and do not owe money on a federal student grant and
    2. Certify that all federal aid received will be used only for educational purposes
  3. Show you are qualified to obtain a college education by:
    1. Having a high school diploma or recognized equivalent such as a General Educational Development (GED) certificate,
    2. Completing a high school education in a homeschool setting approved under state law or
    3. Enrolling in an eligible career pathway program and meeting one of the "ability -to- benefit" alternatives
  4. Be a U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen
  5. Have a valid Social Security Number (with exception of students from the Republic of the Marshall Islands, Federated States of Micronesia or the Republic of Palau);
  6. Be registered with Selective Service, if you are male (you must register between the ages of 18 and 25)
  7. Be enrolled as a regular student in an eligible degree or certificate program, and taking coursework that is required for completion of that eligible degree or certificate program
  8. Be enrolled at least half-time to be eligible for Direct Loan Program funds
  9. Maintain Metropolitan Community College Financial Aid Standards of Progress (SAP)