A grant is a fund awarded to those who need it. The government helps students pay for school in the form of a student grant. A student grant typically goes straight to the school and does not have to be repaid. To gain a federal grant, students must meet certain criteria.
Basic Eligibility Requirements
To qualify for financial assistance, you must meet the following requirements:
- Demonstrate financial need
- Be a U.S. citizen or eligible noncitizen
- Have a high school diploma or GED
- Have a valid Social Security number
- Be accepted for enrollment
- Be registered with Selective Service, if required
- Not be in default on a previous student loan received at any other institution
- Drug conviction prior to applying or while receiving federal student aid may negate eligibility
- Maintain satisfactory academic progress
Additional requirements may apply depending on the aid programs awarded to you.