There are some general eligibility requirements that apply to the Federal Financial Aid programs now being offered at UWest. To receive federal aid you must be:
- Student 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
- Student must be admitted and enrolled in a program that leads to a baccalaureate, master or doctorate degree.
- Student must be enrolled at least half-time status per semester to be eligible for most aid. To receive maximum aid, an undergraduate student must be enrolled in twelve (12) units or more each semester, a graduate student nine (9) units each semester.
- Student 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 Catalogue.
- Student 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.
- Student must be registered with the Selective Service, if required (if you are a male age 18 through 25). You can register online at the www.sss.gov.
- Student is not in default on any Federal loan or owes money on a Federal or State Grant.