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Financial Aid Requirements

Financial Aid Requirements

General Financial Aid Requirements

In order to meet eligibility requirements, you must

  • complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
  • be a U.S. citizen or an eligible non-citizen
  • have a high school diploma or equivalent
  • be enrolled in a certificate, diploma, or degree program
  • maintain satisfactory academic progress
  • not be in default of student loans or owe refund
  • registered with the Selective Service (if male applicant)
  • indicate your name exactly as it appears on your social security card


FAFSA available for renewal:  January 1st

Deadline to compete the FAFSA for maximum consideration:  March 1st

Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance (PHEAA) deadline: May 1st