You don’t necessarily have to be in a low-income category to qualify for financial aid. Some students receive aid based on special achievements while others receive aid based on demonstrated need. Need is the difference between what it costs to attend college and what a student is expected to contribute.
Educational cost - Expected family contribution = Eligibility for need-based financial aid
The expected family contribution is a combined total of the parent and student contributions determined by the Federal Government. The family contribution will be calculated when you submit the Free 应用程序 for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to the federal processor.
General Eligibility Requirements
以获得联邦, 国家或国家社会保障委员会资助的援助, a student must be working towards a degree or certificate in an eligible program. Federal regulations do not allow federal aid to be disbursed for repeated classes. Most federal aid require at least half-time active enrollment.
- Qualify for financial aid (except for certain loans)
- Have a high school diploma or a General Education Development (GED) certificate
- Have a valid Social Security Number
- Certify that you are not in default on a federal student loan and do not owe money on a federal student grant
- Certify that you will use federal student aid only for educational purpose
To receive federal and/or state financial aid, a student must be a U.S. 公民, permanent resident or eligible non-公民 or non-resident, as determined by federal and state regulations.
以获得联邦, 国家或国家社会保障委员会资助的援助, a student must be working towards a degree or certificate in an eligible program, with at least half-time active enrollment.
- Three-quarters time: 9-11 credits
学生必须保持 令人满意的进展 with NDSCS to be eligible for financial aid.