Financial aid eligibility

The College offers federal financial aid for students who are enrolled at least half-time in online degree programs. Federal aid is awarded for the cost of tuition and books.


Undergraduate, Graduate, and More

  • For undergraduate students, aid is available through both the Federal Direct Loan and Federal Pell Grant.
  • For graduate students, only the Federal Direct Loan is available.
  • Students receiving employee or other reimbursement for tuition and books may not eligible for financial aid.

General Eligibility Requirements for Financial Aid

  • Admission to a degree program (students enrolled in our certificate programs are not eligible for aid)
  • U.S. citizenship or eligible non-citizen status
  • No default on a federal student loan or refund required to a federal grant program
  • Registration with Selective Service (if required)
  • Valid Social Security number
  • High school diploma or GED
  • Satisfactory academic progress toward degree, i.e., you must complete 70 percent of the credits you attempt (including all transfer credits) and maintain at least a 2.0 cumulative grade point average.
  • Half-time enrollment. Please carefully review the enrollment requirements to be eligible for financial aid. 
    (These requirements are also used for deferring prior student loans.)