Financial Aid Eligibility
To receive aid from our programs, students must:
- Qualify for financial need.
- Have a high school diploma or a General Education Development (GED) certificate, pass a test approved by the U.S. Department of Education, meet other standards the state establishes that the Department approves, or complete a high school education in a home setting that is treated as such under state law.
- Be working toward a degree or certificate in an eligible program.
- Be a U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen.
- Have a valid Social Security Number (unless homeland is Republic of the Marshall Islands, the Federated States of Micronesia, or the Republic of Palau).
- Register with the Selective Service (if required). Students can use the paper or electronic FAFSA to register, log on to sss.gov or call 1-847-688-6888 (TTY users can call 1-847-688-2567).
- Maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP).
- Certify that you are not currently 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 purposes.