Eligibility for Financial Assistance

Programs based on financial need, funded by state and federal aid programs, are administered by Miami. To be eligible for these programs, you must:

  • Be a U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen as defined on the FAFSA.*
  • Be registered for Selective Service, if required.
  • Be working toward a degree or certificate in an eligible program.
  • Be able to demonstrate financial need (except for certain loans); see Applying for Assistance below.
  • Maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) each academic year.
  • Certify that you are not in default on any federal student loan or owe a refund on a federal grant.
  • Have a valid Social Security number (unless you are from the Republic of Marshall Islands, the Federated States of Micronesia, or the Republic of Palau).
  • Certify that you have not been convicted of an offense involving either the possession or sale of illegal drugs that occurred while receiving Title IV federal aid.
  • Certify that you are not subject to an involuntary civil commitment following incarceration for a sexual offense (as determined under the FBI’s Crime Reporting Program).
  • Certify that you will use federal student financial aid only for educational purposes.

    *Note: International students who do not meet citizenship requirements for federal aid programs should contact the Office of International Education for information about financial assistance.

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