To be eligible for financial aid, you must

  • Be a United States citizen or eligible non-citizen
  • Be registered with the Selective Service if required by law (no longer required for financial aid eligibility as of June 17, 2021 for the 2021-2022 school year and beyond)
  • Be admitted and enrolled in a program leading to a degree*
  • Be making satisfactory academic progress
  • Not be in default on a federal educational loan and not owe a refund on a federal grant (possible exceptions became available in August 2022 through the Federal 'Fresh Start' initiative)
  • Be qualified to receive federal financial aid if you were ever convicted of possessing or selling illegal drugs while receiving financial aid (no longer required for financial aid eligibility as of June 17, 2021 for the 2021-2022 school year and beyond)

To be fully eligible for financial aid and scholarships you must be properly enrolled at the time of disbursement and participate through the end of the term.

Your aid cannot be disbursed until you have satisfied all disbursement requirements on DuckWeb.

*Note: The Graduate Certificate in Nonprofit Management is an eligible program even though it does not lead to a degree.