General Requirements for federal financial aid:

  1. Maintain satisfactory academic progress.  See the Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy section for details.
  2. Declare a valid major in a degree or certificate program.
  3. Be a U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen.
  4. Not be in default on a student loan or owe money back to the U.S. Department of Education for an overpayment.
  5. Demonstrate financial need as determined by the student's FAFSA application.
  6. Comply with current selective service registration regulations(males between the ages of 18 and 25).
  7. Have a GED or a high school diploma.  Students who do not have a high school diploma, GED, or do not meet the home school requirements, and who first enroll in a federal student aid eligible program of study on or after July 1, 2012, will not be eligible to receive federal financial aid.  
    Students can get information about GED classes from Project READ.  Project READ, a grant funded program located on the Dayton campus, provides information and referral to local literacy programs for students seeking free classes for the General Educational Development diploma (G.E.D., basic literacy, and English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL). 
    Project READ is located in Building 6, Room 6-121.  Contact Project READ at (937) 461-7323 or 512-4570. 
  8. Be registered and attending classes.  Students are not required to attend full time, but aid is prorated for students enrolled in fewer than 12 credit hours per quarter.  Those who plan to enroll for fewer than 12 credit hours should contact the Financial Aid & Scholarships office to determine the effect it will have on a grant or loan.