Eligibility Requirements for Federal Student Aid
In order to be eligible for financial aid you must:
- be a U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen;
- have a valid high school diploma or GED, or complete state approved home schooling;
- have demonstrated financial need by completing the FAFSA;
- be admitted into an approved degree or certificate program;
- maintain satisfactory academic progress;
- not be in default on a loan at any school;
- not owe a refund on a grant at any school;
- be registered with Selective Service, if required;
Satisfactory Academic ProgressA student receiving Federal Title IV financial aid or other financial aid directly administered or certified by Garrett College must maintain satisfactory academic progress (SAP) towards the completion of a certificate or degree program of study. Satisfactory academic progress for financial aid recipients is measured by using a quantitative and qualitative standard and is an assessment of a student’s cumulative academic record at the college. There are three conditions of satisfactory academic progress that a student must satisfy in order to continue to receive financial aid: Grades, Completion, and Maximum Time Frame. A student who does not meet any one of these requirements is in violation of SAP for financial aid purposes.
For the complete Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy, including detailed measurement standards, information on warning and termination status, and potential reinstatement procedures, please click here.