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Student Aid Eligibility

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Eligibility for federal student aid is determined by Department of Education requirements and Salt Lake Community College policies. You must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to qualify for federal student aid as well as some state and institutional grants and scholarships.

You must meet the criteria below to qualify for federal student aid:

  • Received a high school diploma, General Education Development (GED) certificate, or completed a high school education in a home school setting that is treated as such under state law.
  • Enrolled in courses toward a degree or certificate in an eligible program. See the Eligible/Non-Eligible Credit Hour Program list.
  • 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).
  • Maintain satisfactory academic progress. See the Satisfactory Academic Progress page for more information.
  • Cannot be in default on a prior federal student or owe money on a federal student grant.