Federal Programs General Eligibility Requirements Federal Pell Grant (PELL) Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grants (FSEOG) Iraq and Afghanistan Service Grants Federal Work-Study (FWS) Direct Federal Loan Federal Programs The programs authorized under Title IV of the Higher Education Act are the major source of federal student aid. Title IV programs include: Grants Federal Pell Grant Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG) Loans Direct Loan Federal Perkins Loan Federal Work-Study (FWS) General Eligibility Requirements To receive Federal Student Aid, you must: Have a valid Social Security number (with the exception of students from the Republic of the Marshall Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, or the Republic of Palau). Be a U.S. citizen or an eligible non-citizen. Have a high school diploma, a GED, or have been home-schooled. Be registered with Selective Service (Males between the ages of 18 and 25). Be matriculated or accepted for enrollment as a regular student in an eligible degree or certificate program. Certify by signing a FAFSA that any federal student aid funds awarded to you will be used solely for educational purposes. Certify by signing a FAFSA that you are not in default of any federal student loan and that you do not owe a repayment of any federal student aid grant. Not have been convicted under federal or state law of the sale or possession of illegal drugs while you were a student receiving federal student aid. Demonstrate financial need. Maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) in college or career school.