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Eligibility for Aid
What do financial aid recipients have in common? What establishes their eligibility for aid? The answers are:
- They are US citizens or eligible non-citizens. (foreign students may apply only for SUNY Adirondack scholarships.)
- They have earned a high school diploma or GED. (Note: high school students taking SUNY Adirondack courses through the Early Admission program are ineligible for all aid programs)
- They are enrolled as a matriculated student in a degree or certificate program (see the Admissions section of this website for details on the matriculation process).
- They are enrolled in at least six semester credits. (Note: only federal Pell grants are available to less-than-half-time students.)
- They are not in default on any federal student loan nor do they owe a refund on a federal grant.
- They reapply for financial aid each academic/aid year.
Once a student has begun the financial aid process, by filing the FAFSA,, a Financial Aid administrator will review a student's eligibility to receive aid based on the established regulations for the respective programs.