FINANCIAL AID OFFICE

AVOIDING OBSTACLES

Citizenship Status   

To receive federal or state aid a student must be a US citizen or eligible non-citizen.

If the Social Security Administration does not confirm citizenship or the Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services (BCIS), formerly Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS), doesn't confirm eligible non-citizen status the student will have to provide proof of eligibility to the Financial Aid Office.

Original birth or immigration records are required to clear this hold.