• demonstrate financial need, except for some private loan programs.
  • have a high school diploma or GED.
  • be accepted or enrolled in an eligible program.
  • be a U.S. citizen or eligible noncitizen.
  • have a valid social security number.
  • meet satisfactory academic progress standards.
  • certify that you will use federal student aid only for educational purposes and that you are not in default on a federal student loan and do not owe money on a federal student grant.
  • comply with Selective Service registration requirements.