Financial Aid Eligibility

Am I eligible to receive financial aid?

There are many different requirements to receive and maintain financial aid eligibility. For information about your general eligibility, receiving your awards, the process of calculating eligibility, maintaining your eligibility throughout your program, and the effect withdrawing or taking a leave of absence may have on your financial aid, please refer to the sections below.

General Eligibility Requirements

Several factors must be met to be eligible to receive federal financial aid. For example, students must be a citizen or eligible non-citizen, have a high school diploma or equivalent, and maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP).

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citizenship requirements

In order to be eligible to receive federal financial aid, you must be a US citizen, permanent resident or an eligible non-citizen. Determine your citizenship status and eligibility, read more information, and view example documentation!

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Are you wondering how financial aid eligibility is determined? Learn more about the Cost of Attendance (COA) versus what is actually owed to Millersville, what the Expected Family Contribution (EFC) is, and how need-based and non-need-based aid...

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Are you wondering when you will receive Award Letter and other information about the type of financial aid you are eligible for? Do you want more information on how financial aid is processed, when it will pay to the school, and how refunds work?


special circumstances

If your family experiences a change in income due to an unusual circumstance: loss of job, permanent reduction of hours, separation or divorce, death in the immediate family, reduction/loss of child support, high non-reimbursed medical expenses,...

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In order to continue receiving financial aid throughout your program, you must maintain eligibility requirements such as Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP). There are also some federal aid programs that have a cap on the amount you can receive...

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