General Aid Eligibility Requirements

Undergraduate Student:


To be eligible for financial aid consideration, you must:

  1. Be a U.S. citizen or provide documentation of permanent resident or refugee status.
  2. Be enrolled at least half-time in a degree at the University. Full-time enrollment is a minimum of 12 credits per term. Half-time enrollment is a minimum of 6 credits per term.
  3. Be registered with the Selective Service, if eligible.
  4. Not owe a refund on a federal grant or be in default on any federal education loan.
  5. Be making satisfactory academic progress toward your degree and be in good academic standing if you are a continuing student.
  6. If you are an endowed scholarship recipient, you must maintain a specified cumulative grade point average, generally a 2.85 minimum.

Most University scholarship and grant programs require that you enroll as a full-time student (12 credits or more) each semester to be eligible. Students eligible for a Federal Pell Grant may receive limited Federal Pell Grant assistance for less than half-time study.

International, non-degree seeking or visiting students are not eligible for financial aid.