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Office of Student Financial Assistance

Federal Financial Aid Eligibility Requirements

To receive federal financial aid, students must

  • demonstrate financial need (except for certain loans).
  • have provided to K-State documentation of academic credentials such as a final high school graduation transcript, General Education Development (GED) certificate, college degree earned, etc.
  • be enrolled or accepted for enrollment as a regular student working toward a degree. Note: Students are able to receive federal financial aid for distance education courses as long as the courses are part of a recognized degree program.
  • be a U.S. citizen or eligible noncitizen.
  • have a valid social security number.
  • register with the Selective Service, if required.
  • maintain satisfactory academic progress during every academic term in which they are enrolled.
  • certify that they will use federal financial aid only for educational purposes.
  • certify that they are not in default on a federal student loan and/or owe money on an overpayment on a federal student grant.
  • not have reached their annual or lifetime Pell Eligibility Use.  Students may still be eligible for other types of federal student aid.
  • not have had their eligibility suspended or terminated due to a drug-related conviction.
  • not have reached their annual or lifetime Federal Family Education Loan Program or Federal Direct Loan Program aggregate limit.
  • be enrolled at least half-time for student loans.

Fall/Spring Terms


UndergraduateGraduateVet Med
Full Time12 or more9 or more9 or more
Three-Quarter Time9-117-87-8
Less Than Half-Time1-51-41-4

Summer Term

EnrollmentUndergraduateGraduateVet Med
Full Time12 or more6 or more9 or more
Three-Quarter Time9-1157-8
Less Than Half-Time1-51-21-4