Do not owe a refund on a federal grant or be in default on a federal student loan.
Do not have any registration holds.
Not be convicted under any federal or state law for the possession or sale of illegal drugs during a period of enrollment in which you were receiving federal student aid.
Be aware of limitations on how long certain aid programs may be received.
The Federal Pell Grant is limited to twelve undergraduate semesters of full-time enrollment or completion of a bachelor's degree, whichever comes first.
Federal Direct Subsidized and Unsubsidized Loans have aggregate limits. Students may only borrow up to a certain amount throughout the course of their education.
Scholarship programs often have academic requirements which must be met in order to renew the aid - such as a certain number of credit hours and/or a minimum grade point average.
Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) each academic year you would like to be reviewed for financial aid. Students are encouraged to complete the FAFSA by May 1 for the upcoming academic year. Not only do students need a FAFSA for federal student aid, but many state grant programs and some scholarships do require a FAFSA on file.