General Eligibility Requirements

All students submitting a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) must meet the following general eligibility requirements in order to be considered for aid:

  1. Have a high school diploma or a General Education Development (GED) certificate or complete a high school education in a home school setting that is treated as a home school or private school under state law. (See the Financial Aid Office for more information.)
  2. Be a U.S. citizen or eligible noncitizen.
  3. Be enrolled or accepted for enrollment as a regular student working toward a degree or certificate in an eligible program.
  4. Have a valid Social Security Number.
  5. Make satisfactory academic progress as defined by NMU.
  6. Not be in default on a federal student loan or not having made arrangements to repay it and not owing money back on a federal student grant or not having made arrangements to repay it.
  7. Register with the Selective Service, if required.
  8. Eligibility may be affected by prior drug convictions.