Eligibility for Aid
Federal Eligibility Requirements
✔ Be admitted and working toward completion of an eligible degree.
✔ Have earned a high school diploma or GED.
✔ Be a citizen or eligible non-citizen.
✔ Have a valid social security number.
✔ Maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress.
✔ Comply with the U.S. Selective Service registration requirements (males only).
✔ Not be in default on any previous student loans. This also applies to parents applying for Direct PLUS Loan.
✔ Not owe a refund or repayment on any previously-awarded federal grant.
✔ Demonstrate financial need for need-based aid. (Not all types of aid require need.)
✔ Be enrolled at least a half-time - 6 credit hours for undergraduate students and 5 credit hours for graduate students.
✔ Institutional scholarships, combined with other federal, state and/or institutional aid, should not exceed the published Cost of Attendance.
Students who have non-immigrant visa status (indicated by F, J, L, or G visas) are not eligible for federal or state financial aid. Please visit the OU International Student Services website for more information.