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. To determine your citizenship status and eligibility, read more information and view example documentation, click...

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Course Program of Study (CPOS)

In order for federal aid to pay for courses in your major, minor, or other degree requirements, it must be part of your program of study or be necessary to earn the total hours required for your degree. Taking courses that are not a part of your...



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?


calculating eligibility

Are you curious about the difference between the Cost of Attendance (COA) and what is actually owed to Millersville, what the Expected Family Contribution (EFC) is, and how need-based and non-need -based aid apply to you? Find information about...

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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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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 or...

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withdrawing/leaving mu

If you are planning to withdraw or take a leave of absence from Millersville, it is extremely important to understand how that may impact your financial aid. Click to learn more about how a change in your enrollment may affect your financial aid!

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