General Eligibility Requirements

All financial aid is dependent upon the availability of federal, state, local and institutional resources. To be eligible for financial aid, a student must:

  1. Be accepted as a degree-seeking student in an A.A., A.S, B.A.S. or B.S. degree program, or
  2. Be accepted as a certificate-seeking student in an eligible College Credit Certificate or Postsecondary Adult Vocational certificate program. (Please visit www.CF.edu for an up-to-date list of eligible programs.)
  3. Make satisfactory academic progress for financial aid purposes.
  4. Be a U.S. citizen, national or eligible non-citizen.
  5. Enroll at least half-time (six credit hours) for most aid programs.
  6. Not be in default on a prior student loan.
  7. Not owe a repayment or overpayment of a federal grant.
  8. Be registered for Selective Service, if required.
  9. Have a standard high school diploma or GED. If enrolling in higher education for the first time on or after July 1, 2012, in order to be eligible for federal student aid, the student must have either a high school diploma or a recognized equivalent (such as a General Educational Development certificate, GED, or have been home schooled).
  10. As a college transfer student, upon admission to the college provide an official transcript from each previously attended institution. These are submitted to and evaluated by CF.
  11. Not have been convicted for sale or possession of illegal drugs while receiving Title IV aid.