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Filling out the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) is the best way to insure you have the funds to pay for college.  By filling out the FAFSA, you could secure federal grants, loans, and work-study funds.  To be eligible for federal funding you must:

• Be a U.S. citizen, permanent resident of the U.S. or an eligible non-citizen with a valid Social security number

• Estimated Family Contribution (EFC) must be calculated and within a specific range for certain programs

• Must not be simultaneously enrolled in elementary or high school

• Must have received a high school diploma or GED certificate

• Admitted into a degree, certificate, or other program leading to a recognized educational credential

• Maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress

• Not be in default for any Title IV loan at any institution

• Estimated Family Contribution (EFC) must be calculated and within a specific range for certain programs

• Must not be simultaneously enrolled in elementary or high school

• Must have received a high school diploma or GED certificate

• Admitted into a degree, certificate, or other program leading to a recognized educational credential

• Maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress

• Not be in default for any Title IV loan at any institution

• Not have had federal benefits suspended due to a drug conviction