May 26, 2020  
2019-2020 Student Handbook and Undergraduate Catalog 
2019-2020 Student Handbook and Undergraduate Catalog

How Eligibility Is Determined

The Financial Aid Office will review the FAFSA report to determine the Expected Family Contribution (EFC). The EFC is then used to award the Federal Pell Grant, FSEOG, and student loans. The Federal Pell Grant is calculated first since it is the foundation of student assistance and does not have to be paid back if the student successfully completes the semester.

To be eligible for federal financial aid,

  • A student must not be in default on a student loan
  • A student must not owe a refund to any of the federal programs
  • If male and born after December 31, 1959, must have registered with Selective Service
  • Must be in good academic standing according to the College’s Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy
  • Must be enrolled in an approved degree or technical certificate program
  • Must demonstrate financial need as determined by completing the FAFSA
  • Must not be a member of a religious community, society, or order who is pursuing a course of study at the direction of that religious group or who is receiving assistance from that religious group.