General Eligibility Requirements

In order to be eligible for financial aid, applicants must be United States citizens or eligible non-citizens, possess valid social security numbers, be enrolled in or accepted for enrollment in an eligible academic program and working toward a degree or certificate. Additionally, applicants must maintain satisfactory academic progress (see Satisfactory Academic Progress listed under Academic Policies and Procedures), comply with Federal Selective Service Law and not be in default on any educational loans or owe a refund on any federal grants or loans to any institution.

Students who have previously obtained a bachelor’s degree or equivalent at any U.S. or foreign institution are not eligible for financial aid grants, but may be eligible for loans. It is important to know that students may lose their financial aid eligibility if they have attempted 150 percent of the credits needed for a certificate or a degree. The College strongly advises students to consult with the Financial Aid Office if they are contemplating a change in enrollment status. For information go to Room B213, Charlestown Campus, or call 617-228-2275.