Eligibility Requirements for Financial Aid
In general, you are eligible for financial aid if you meet the following requirements:
- You are a U.S. citizen or an eligible noncitizen.
- You demonstrate financial need (for most programs).
- You are not in default on any student loan and do not owe a repayment on any grant received at any institution or higher education.
- You have a high school diploma, GED certificate, or demonstrate (through official testing) an ability to benefit (please note that the ability to benefit test no longer qualifies starting July 1, 2012).
- You enroll in a program of study that leads to a degree or certificate at EvCC and is at least one calendar year or more in length. (Aid for correspondence courses may be available on a limited basis).
- You maintain satisfactory academic progress
- You are registered with Selective Service, if required.
- You have a valid Social Security number.
Federal law suspends aid eligibility for students who have been convicted under federal or state law of the sale or possession of drugs. If you have a conviction or convictions for these offenses, call the Federal Student Aid Information Center at 1-800-4 FED AID to find out if, or how, this law applies to you. You may also visit the Federal Notices link on the Financial Aid webpage for additional information.
For a general overview of the financial aid process, including how to prepare for college, types of aid you may be eligible for, basic eligibility requirements, how to repay your student loans, please visit www.studentaid.gov.