Calendar Graphic2016-2017 FAFSA

The 2016-2017 FAFSA is now available. The priority deadline for new, incoming students is February 15 and the priority deadline for current students is March 15. See our FAFSA webpage for more information.

Federal Financial Aid Eligibility Criteria

  • Students must be U.S. citizens or eligible non-citizens as defined on the FAFSA.
  • Students must be registered for Selective Service, if required.
  • Students must be working toward a degree in an eligible program.
  • Students must be able to demonstrate financial need (except for certain loans).
  • Students must maintain satisfactory academic progress each academic year.
  • Students must certify that they are not in default on any federal student loan or owe a refund on a federal grant.
  • Students must have a valid Social Security Number (unless student is from the Republic of Marshall Islands, the Federated States of Micronesia, or the Republic of Palau).
  • Students must certify that they will use federal student financial aid only for educational purposes.
  • Students must not have been convicted of an offense involving either the possession or sale of illegal drugs that occurred while receiving Title IV aid.
  • Students are not eligible to receive a Federal Pell Grant if the student is subject to an involuntary civil commitment following incarceration for a sexual offense (as determined under the FBI's Uniform Crime Reporting Program).