General Eligibility

  • Be a U.S. citizen or an eligible noncitizen
  • Have a valid Social Security number
  • Have a high school diploma or recognized equivalent
  • Not be in default on a federal student loan and not owe money on a federal student grant
  • Sign the certification statement on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) stating that federal student aid will only be used for educational purposes
  • Demonstrate financial need (for most programs)
  • Maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP)
  • Enroll in an aid-eligible degree or certificate program
  • Enroll in courses required for the degree or certificate, and
  • Enroll at least half-time (6 hours) in eligible coursework to be eligible for Direct Loans

Transient Students

Students from other institutions who are enrolled at EFSC as transient students are not eligible for financial aid at EFSC. Transient students should contact their home institution's Financial Aid Office to determine their eligibility for financial aid. Transient students must pay their tuition by the published Fee Due Date.