Who gets financial aid?

Category: Financial Aid

The financial aid administrator at your college can help determine what you’re eligible for. There are, however some basic guidelines for all applicants. They must:

  • Demonstrate financial need; this means that your cost of education is greater than your family contribution
  • Be working toward a degree or certificate
  • Be enrolled in an eligible program
  • Be a U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen, be a New York state resident for NY state aid (TAP)
  • Have a valid Social Security number
  • Be registered with the Selective Service (if required)
  • Maintain academic progress once in college
  • Have a high school diploma or General Education Development (GED) certificate
  • Not be convicted of selling or possessing illegal drugs while receiving aid
  • Not be in default of federal student loans or state student loans for NY state financial aid (TAP)
Tag: General Financial Aid

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