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What are the Eligibility Requirements?
To receive Federal and most State financial aid, an applicant must:
- Be a U.S. Citizen or an eligible non-citizen (permanent resident, resident alien, refugee, asylee); NOTE: State of California programs may have a less restrictive residency requirement for non-U.S. citizens
- Be enrolled at Sacramento City College
- Be officially enrolled in a degree, certificate, or eligible transfer program in a declared major at Sacramento city college
- Be making satisfactory academic progress according to financial aid policy
- Have financial need as demonstrated through application on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
- Not be in default on a Federal student loan or owe a repayment on a Federal student grant
- Have a high school diploma, a GED (General Equivalency Diploma), their equivalent, or demonstrate an ability to benefit from a college education by passing the required Department of Education approved 'Ability to Benefit' test offered by the Assessment and Tutorial Center
- Be registered with the Selective Service (unless not required to register). Supply an accurate Social Security Number and name.
- Provide all documentation requested by the financial aid office.