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Eligibility to Apply (GR)

Graduate students discuss topic

In order to be considered for financial aid, you must meet the following criteria:

  • *Be a U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen.
  • Be enrolled or accepted for enrollment in a graduate degree-seeking program. Students enrolled only in a graduate certificate program are not eligible for financial aid.
  • **Be enrolled at least half-time in courses that count toward your degree (5 hours of graduate coursework or other coursework required for your program).
  • Make satisfactory academic progress.
  • Not be in default on a federal student loan.
  • Not owe a refund on any federal financial aid grant.
  • Have a high school diploma or GED.
  • Have a valid Social Security number.
  • Be registered with Selective Service (if required).
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