Federal Financial Aid
Federal Aid Eligibility
To be eligible for most types of financial aid, a student must:
- Be accepted into a nursing program;
- Demonstrate financial need by filing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA);
- Be a United States citizen or an eligible non-citizen;
- Be in compliance with selective service registration requirements;
- Not be in default on, or owe a refund or repayment for, any aid under Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965; and
- Be making satisfactory academic progress. Federal assistance can vary based on the student’s need as defined by the United States Department of Education needs analysis formula and the availability of funds.
The Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended by Congress in 1980 and reauthorized in 1992, mandates that institutions of higher education maintain minimum standards of satisfactory academic progress (“SAP”) in order for students to receive financial aid. Students failing to maintain SAP may be ineligible to receive financial assistance and be required to make other financial arrangements to meet their financial obligations.
Applying for Federal Aid
Our Financial Aid Planners assist students in completing all paperwork related to federal funding. We are available to help you complete application forms and understand promissory notes.