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General Requirements

To qualify for federal grants and loans, you must meet certain general requirements.
Social Security Number

You must have a valid Social Security number. Please note that parents do not need a valid SSN in order for their student to submit a FAFSA.


You must be a U.S. citizen or an eligible non-citizen.

Selective Service

Males must be registered with Selective Service.

High School

You must have a high school diploma or a recognized equivalent (GED or by completing a homeschool program approved under state law).

Satisfactory Academic Progress

You must maintain SAP standards set by the school you are attending.