There are some general eligibility requirements that apply to the Federal Financial Aid programs now being offered at University of the West. To receive federal aid you must be:
- You must be either:
- A U.S. Citizen or naturalized citizen; or
- A U.S. permanent resident; or
- Citizens of the Federated States of Micronesia and the Republics of Palau and the Marshall Islands; or
- Other eligible non-citizens.
Note: Students who are in the U.S. on an F1 or F2 student visa, a J1 or J2 exchange visitor visa or a G series visa are not U.S. citizens or eligible non-citizens.
- You must be admitted and enrolled in a program that leads to a baccalaureate, master’s or doctorate degree.
- You must be enrolled in a minimum of six units per term to be eligible for most aid. To receive maximum aid, an undergraduate student must be enrolled in twelve (12) units or more each term, a graduate student nine (9) units each term.
- You must maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) throughout the financial aid period. A student must earn credit for at least 67% of the attempted units. A complete detail of the Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy can be found in the University of the West Catalog.
- You must have a valid Social Security Number. The federal database will match the record to have the same name and birth date as reported on the FAFSA.
- You must be registered with the Selective Service, if required (if you are a male between age 18 to 25). You can register online at the www.sss.gov.
- You must not be in default on any Federal loan or owe money on a Federal or State Grant.