check your financial need (for most programs),
be a U.S. citizen or a foreigner with the right to participate,
have a valid Social Security number (with the exception of students from the Republic of the Marshall Islands, the Federated States of Micronesia or the Republic of Palau),
Enroll, if you have not already done so, in the military records of the Selective Service System, if you are male and between 18 and 25 years old,
Enroll or be accepted for enrollment as a regular student in an approved program that grants a degree or certificate,
be enrolled to study with part-time dedication, at least, to be entitled to receive funds from the Direct Loan Program,
maintain satisfactory academic progress in the university or professional institute,
Sign statements on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®) by declaring:
not having incurred default on a federal student loan, or having a money debt for a federal student scholarship,
use federal student aid for educational purposes only, and
verify that you qualify for an education from a university or a polytechnic school by
a high school diploma or a recognized equivalent, such as the General Educational Training Certificate (GED); or
finish secondary school with some form of home schooling that is approved by state law.
For information on these requirements, contact the financial aid office of your educational institution.
In order to access federal student aid, most male students must be enrolled in the military records of the Selective Service System. Men must also register if they are not currently active members of the US Armed Forces. UU. If you are a citizen of the Federated States of Micronesia, of the Republic of the Marshall Islands or of the Republic of Palau, you must not register. For general information on how to register, you can call the toll-free Selective Service System at 1-888-655-1825; You can also register online at: www.sss.gov or on the FAFSA.