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Eligibility

Most federal student aid programs require students to meet certain eligibility standards listed below.

Basic Aid Eligibility Rules:
  • Have a high school diploma or GED.
  • Be admitted and enrolled in a program that leads to an associate, baccalaureate, master's, or doctorate degree.

    Note: If the student is required to take preparatory coursework for admission into a graduate or undergraduate program at ISU, the student may be eligible for a Federal Stafford Loan. If the student is seeking a first-time teaching certificate, the student may be eligible for a Federal Stafford Loan.

  • Have a valid Social Security Number.
  • Maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP).
  • Be registered with the Selective Service.
  • Be a U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen.
Ineligible Citizenship Categories:
  • Notice of Approval to Apply for Permanent Residence (I-171 or I - 464A).
  • F1 or F2 Student Visas.
  • J1 or J2 Exchange Visitor Visas.
  • G Series Visas.
  • International students.
  • Undocumented students.