Student Eligibility

Financial aid is available, but there are qualifications. To receive aid from any of the federal student aid programs, you must meet all of the following criteria:

  • Successful completion of the three-part entrance exam (WorkKeys).
  • Demonstrate financial need, except for some loan programs.
  • Have a high school diploma or GED.
  • Be enrolled as a regular student working toward a certificate in an eligible program.
  • Be a U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen.
  • Have a valid Social Security Number.
  • Meet satisfactory academic progress standards set by the school.
  • Certify that you will use federal student aid only for educational purposes.
  • Certify that you are not in default on a federal student loan and that you do not owe money on a federal student grant.
  • Not be incarcerated in a federal or state penal institution.
  • Not have been convicted under federal or state law for the sale of or possession of drugs. (Period of ineligibility depends on the type and number of convictions. To find out how, or if this law applies to you call 1.800.433.3243).
  • Comply with the Selective Service registration if required. If you are a male age 18 through 25 and have not yet registered, you may do so by checking a box on the FAFSA. You may also register on line at

If you have any questions about whether or not you’re eligible for financial aid, we urge you to contact our Financial Aid Advisor.