Federal Programs

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.