Eligibility for financial aid is determined by the U.S. Department of Education from information provided on the FAFSA- Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), which is often referred to as the need analysis document. A need analysis is a systematic method of measuring the ability of the student to pay for educational costs, and student’s eligibility to receive funds from federal, state, institutional, and/or other need-based financial aid programs.
The FAFSA is the first step within the financial aid process. A completed FAFSA application is required in order to receive an award letter from Bennett College. To qualify for financial aid, you must meet all of the eligibility requirements outlined below:
You must have a high school diploma or a General Education Development (GED) certificate, pass a test approved by the U.S. Department of Education, or complete a high school education in a home school setting that is treated as such under state law.
You must be working toward a degree or certificate in an eligible program.
You must be a U.S. citizen or eligible noncitizen.
You must have a valid Social Security Number.
You must register with the Selective Service if required. Female students must answer question number 21 on the FAFSA in order to skip the selective service question.
You must maintain satisfactory academic progress once in school.
You must certify that you are not in default on a federal student loan and do not owe money on a federal student grant.
You must certify that you will use federal student aid only for educational purposes.