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Am I Eligible For Aid?

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Most scholarships are awarded on the basis of academic achievement and financial need.

Honors Program and some athletic scholarships are awarded based solely on individual criteria such as academic standing or athletic performance.

It should be noted that the selection criteria for the awards vary significantly.

Among the factors which may impact upon a student's eligibility are:

  • Major course of study
  • Quality point average
  • SAT scores
  • Class rank
  • Athletic prowess
  • Recommendations of professors and teachers, and in some cases
  • Geographic area


Your eligibility might be suspended if the offense occurred while you were receiving federal student aid (grants, loans, or work-study). When you complete the FAFSA, you will be asked whether you had a drug conviction for an offense that occurred while you were receiving federal student aid. If the answer is yes, you will be provided a worksheet to help you determine whether your conviction affects your eligibility for federal student aid.

If your eligibility for federal student aid has been suspended due to a drug conviction, you can regain eligibility early by successfully completing an approved drug rehabilitation program or by passing two unannounced drug tests administered by an approved drug rehabilitation program. If you regain eligibility during the award year, notify your financial aid office immediately so you can get any aid you’re eligible for.

If you are convicted of a drug-related offense after you submit the FAFSA, you might lose eligibility for federal student aid, and you might be liable for returning any financial aid you received during a period of ineligibility.

The Health Education & Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drugs (AToD) Prevention office plans, coordinates, and supports prevention efforts that reduce dangerous drug and alcohol use and related negative consequences.