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Eligibility for Aid

To be eligible to receive federal student aid are that a student must:

  • Demonstrate financial need (most federal programs)
  • Be a U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen
  • Have a valid Social Security number
  • Maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress at Monmouth University.
  • Be enrolled or accepted for enrollment as a regular student in an eligible degree or certificate program
  • Be enrolled on at least a half-time (6-credit) basis to be eligible for Direct Loan program funds
  • Sign statements on the FAFSA certifying that:
    • you are not in default on a federal student loan,
    •  you do not owe money on a federal student grant, and that
    • you will use federal student aid only for educational purposes
  • Show you’re qualified to obtain a college education by:
    • Having a high school diploma or a recognized equivalent such as a General Educational Development (GED) certificate
    • Completing a high school education in a homeschool setting approved under state law

New Jersey residents must meet all the federal eligibility criteria and the following state eligibility criteria:

  • Be a citizen, eligible non-citizen, or eligible to file the NJ Alternative Financial Aid Application
  • Demonstrate New Jersey residency for at least 12 months immediately prior to enrollment
  • Not have received the maximum number of grant payments.
  • Not owe a refund of a state grant.
  • Not be in default on a state loan.
  • Not be enrolled in a program leading to a degree in theology or divinity
  • Be a full-time student enrolled in an approved degree or certificate program at an approved institution in NJ

In addition to the general eligibility criteria noted above, individual grants, scholarships, and loans may have eligibility criteria specific to a particular award.  Please see the individual grants, scholarships, and loans  descriptions in order to determine if there are any additional eligibility criteria.