Federal Aid Eligibility Requirements

Below are the basic eligibility requirements to be considered for Federal Aid:

  1. Complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
  2. Meet all Department of Education eligibility requirements including but not limited to:
    1. Demonstrating financial need
    2. Have a High School Diploma or a General Education Development (GED) Certificate, or demonstrate Ability-to-Benefit*
    3. Registering with the Selective Services, if required.
    4. Being a U.S. citizen or Eligible Non-citizen.
    5. Have a valid Social Security Number.
  3. Be enrolled or accepted for enrollment as a regular student working toward a degree or certificate in an eligible program.
  4. Meet the standards of the Financial Aid Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy (SAP).

* Students demonstrating Ability-to-Benefit will no longer be eligible for Federal Aid unless they demonstrated Ability-to-Benefit at South Texas College or any other accredited institution on or before summer 2012.

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