General Eligibility Criteria | Troy University

General Eligibility Criteria

Criteria to Apply

To be considered for financial aid, you must meet all of the following criteria:

  • You must formally apply for admission to Troy University.
  • You must be a United States citizen or an eligible non-citizen (FAFSA instructions). Also see U.S. Citizenship Immigration Services (USCIS formerly INS) a Bureau of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS).
  • You must possess a high school diploma or equivalent.
  • You must be seeking a degree in an eligible program and making satisfactory progress toward that degree. Certification programs are not eligible for Federal Aid. As long as you are a transient student (not a degree seeking student) at Troy University, we are unable to offer you aid.
  • You must not be in default on any federal education loan, and you must not owe a refund because of overpayment of a previous federal grant or loan at any college or university. You may check your status on the National Student Loan Database System (NSLDS).
  • You must be registered with the Selective Service as required by law.
  • You must have a valid social security number. The data fields for your date of birth, name, and social security number reported on your FAFSA must match with those data elements at the Social Security Administration and at Troy University. If these do not match you must correct any errors with the FAFSA processor; you can make changes (married name, etc.) to Social Security records by submitting proper documentation to the Social Security Administration & Troy University. Additionally, if you are continuing to borrow student loans, you must also make sure your name at school, at the social security office, at your lender and at your guarantor all match.


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