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Friday’s Factoid: Am I eligible for federal student aid through the FAFSA? (1 post)

  • nthea | 2 months, 1 week ago:

    In general, to receive aid from the federal student aid programs, you must meet the following requirements:

    • Be a U.S. citizen or eligible noncitizen.

    • Have a high school diploma, General Educational Development (GED) certificate, pass an approved “ability to benefit” test, or have completed a high school education in a home school setting that is recognized as a home school or private school under state law.

    • Enroll in an eligible program as a regular student seeking a degree or certificate.

    • Be registered with Selective Service if required (in general, if you are a male age 18 through 25).

    • Meet satisfactory academic progress standards set by your college.

    • Certify that you are not in default on a federal loan or owe money on a federal grant.

    • Certify that you will use federal student aid only for educational purposes.

    And, only if you have previously received federal student aid:

    • Certify that you were not convicted for a drug offense that occurred while you were enrolled in school and receiving federal student aid.