Eligibility for Financial Aid

To be eligible for Federal Financial Aid, a student must: 

  • have a high school diploma or its equivalent;

  • be fully admitted to an eligible degree or certificate program;

  • demonstrate financial need for federal assistance as determined by the FAFSA - the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (except for certain loan programs);

  • maintain satisfactory academic progress;

  • be a U.S. citizen or an eligible noncitizen;

  • have a valid Social Security number (with the exception of students from the Republic of the Marshall Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, or the Republic of Palau);

  • be enrolled at least half-time (6 credits for undergraduate students and 5 credits for graduate students) to be eligible for Direct Loan Program funds;

  • sign and submit the certification statement on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid(FAFSA®) form, stating that

    • you are not in default on a federal student loan,

    • you do not owe money on a federal student grant, and

    • you will use federal student aid only for educational purposes and 

  • enroll in degree-applicable credits.

To be eligible for institutional aid, a student must: 

Other requirements may apply. For more information, please contact the Office of Financial Aid.

To qualify for State Aid Programs (Alaska Education Grant and/or Alaska Performance Scholarship) please visit the ACPE’s website on eligibility.