The following programs are NOT eligible for traditional financial aid: Adult Basic Education (ABE), High School Equivalent Exam prep, Quick Start programs, personal enrichment continuing education, Running Start, and High School Completion.

To qualify for federal financial aid, a student must:

  • Be admitted to the college in an eligible degree or certificate program;
  • Have a high school diploma or High School Equivalency;
  • Be a U.S. citizen or an eligible non-citizen;
  • Not owe any repayments on previous Title IV assistance and not be in default on any federal student loans;
  • Demonstrate a need for financial assistance.

Financial aid is normally awarded based on full-time enrollment (12 credits or more). If students plan to enroll in fewer than 12 credits for any quarter, they must give the Student Aid & Scholarships Office advance written notification to allow for their award to be revised.