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General Eligibility Requirements

In order to be eligible for federal financial aid, you must:

  • Have a high school diploma, a General Education Development (GED) Certificate, or complete your high school education in a homeschool setting approved under state law. 
  • Be admitted to UW- Stevens Point as a degree seeking student. You may not receive financial aid if enrolled as a "special" student or non-degree seeking student.
  • Be a U.S. citizen, U.S. national or eligible non-citizen. Have a valid Social Security number (except for students from the Republic of the Marshall Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, or the Republic of Palau). Don't meet this eligibility requirement? Please view the Diversity and College Access website and the International Student and Scholar Services website for resources.
  • Sign statements on the FAFSA that included:
    • You are not in default on a federal student loan or owe a refund of any Title IV aid. You can view your status at NSLDS (National Student Loan Data System).
    • You will use your student aid only for educational purposes.
  • You must have resolved any drug conviction issue(s). Students who are convicted of drug possession or sale while receiving financial aid may have their eligibility for aid impacted. When completing the Free Application for federal Student Aid (FAFSA), students are required to respond to Question 23 regarding drug-related convictions (possessing or selling illegal drugs) that occurred while receiving federal student aid; such as grants, loans, or work-study. Your response determines whether or not you are eligible for federal student financial aid for the academic year for which you are completing the FAFSA. Review the Drug Conviction Worksheet for more information. If you regain aid eligibility, submit a signed statement certifying expiration of your financial aid ineligibility; include your aid eligibility date in your signed statement.

See our Enrollment page for other eligibility information for summer/winterim enrollment, consortium agreements, study abroad, and repeated coursework.
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