Federal Aid General Eligibility Requirements
To be eligible for federal student aid, an applicant must:
- Be a U. S. citizen or eligible non-citizen.
- Have a valid Social Security Number (unless you are from the Republic of the Marshall Islands, the Federated States of Micronesia or the Republic of Palau).
- Have a high school diploma or a General Education Development (GED) certificate, or pass an exam approved by the U.S. Department of Education.
- Be accepted or enrolled as a degree-seeking student at a school that participates in federal student aid programs.
- Be in good academic standing and maintain a satisfactory level of academic progress.
Also you must:
- Not owe a refund on a federal grant or be in default on a federal student loan.
- Demonstrate financial need (except for unsubsidized Federal Direct Loans).
State Aid General Eligibility Requirements
To be eligible for state student aid, an applicant must:
- Be a Texas resident.
- Be registered with the Selective Service if you are a male age 18-25 unless exempt under federal laws.
- Be accepted or enrolled as a certificate- or degree-seeking student in an eligible program.
- Be in good academic standing and maintain a satisfactory level of academic progress, or meet the satisfactory level of academic progress requirements for the state program awarded.
- Have not been convicted of a felony or crime involving a controlled substance.
* Some programs require you to demonstrate financial need as determined by the FAFSA.
Institutional (ASU) Aid General Eligibility Requirements
To be eligible for institutional aid, an applicant must:
- Be enrolled or accepted for enrollment as a regular student working toward a degree or certificate in an eligible program.
- Be in good academic standing and maintain a satisfactory level of academic progress as required by the program.
- Demonstrate financial need as determined by the FAFSA, if required by a specific program.
Note: Enrollment in a program of study abroad approved for credit by ASU may be considered enrollment in ASU for purposes of applying for federal student financial aid.
Ready to get started?
The Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships recommends that you begin the financial aid process by filling out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). This document will allow you to apply for federal and state grants, loans, need-based scholarships and Work Study.
Include ASU’s Federal School Code (003541) in the “School” section to ensure electronic access to the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships Student Aid Report. For more information, see financial aid forms and applications.