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Your eligibility for federal student aid depends on financial need and other factors. The Financial Aid Office determines eligibility based on your answers to the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), SLCC admission record, and matches with federal agencies.
To receive aid you must:
- Prove financial need (except for certain loans), determined by completing FAFSA.
- 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 such under state law.
- Be working toward a degree or certificate in an eligible program.
- Be a U.S. citizen or eligible noncitizen.
- Have a valid Social Security Number (unless you're from the Republic of the Marshall Islands, the Federated States of Micronesia, or the Republic of Palau).
- Register with the Selective Service, if required. You can use the paper or electronic FAFSA to register, you can register at www.sss.gov, or you can call 847-688-6888. (TTY users can call 847-688-2567.)
- Maintain satisfactory academic progress.
- Certify that you are not in default on a federal student loan and do not owe money on a federal student grant (if you failed to complete classes or dropped below the required number of credit hours).
- Certify that you will use federal student aid only for educational purposes.