Students must meet a number of eligibility criteria to demonstrate the right to public funding of their higher education. Some of these conditions of eligibility are confirmed through the application process by data base matches between the U.S. Department of Education and other federal agencies; other criteria must be documented and monitored by the school.
Related terms: Administrative Capability; Need Analysis
Arizona Uncertainty: Arbitrary Barriers in Accessing Institutional Need-Based Financial Aid (Journal of Student Financial Aid)
Here Today, Gone Tomorrow? Investigating Rates and Patterns of Financial Aid Renewal Among College Freshmen (Research in Higher Education)
It All Adds Up: Examining and Enhancing Campus Climate for Affordability at a Four-Year University (Journal of Student Financial Aid)
Non-U.S. Citizen, Community College Students: Their Federal Student Aid Status, Gender, Achievement, and Persistence at an Emerging HSI (Journal of Student Financial Aid)
Student Eligibility AskRegs Knowledgebase Q&As (National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators)
Student Eligibility Self-Study Guide (National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators)
The History of Denying Federal Financial Aid to System-Impacted Students (Journal of Student Financial Aid)
Uncovering Barriers to Financial Capability: Underrepresented Students’ Access to Financial Resources (Journal of Student Financial Aid)
See also Program-specific additional criteria
See also top list entry for Program Eligibility
See program-specific additional criteria (Direct Loan, Pell Grant, and Perkins Loan).