Your financial need determines your eligibility for financial aid. Generally, to qualify for federal, state, and/or institutional assistance, you must:
- Have a high school diploma or General Education Development (GED) certificate
- Have a valid Social Security Number
- Demonstrate financial need based on the results of the FAFSA
- Be enrolled in and attending classes. Most financial aid programs require at least half-time enrollment (6+ credits per term, including summer). For the purpose of awarding and disbursing federal and state aid, the following credit hours determine a student’s enrollment status.
- Full-time = 12 or more credit hours
- Three-quarter-time = 9 to 11 credit hours
- Half-time = 6 to 8 credits
- Less-than-half-time = 1 – 5 credit hours
- Be a degree-seeking student in an A.A., A.S., A.A.S. or eligible certificate program
- Document any Unusual Enrollment History
- Not be in default on any state or federal grant or loan received at any institution
- Be a citizen or permanent resident of the United States or trust territories
- Certify that you will use federal student aid only for educational purposes
Federal aid is available for up to 30 remedial or developmental credits. Once a student attempts 30 remedial or developmental credits, federal aid will be awarded for college-level credits only.