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Eligibility Requirements

  1. Have a high school diploma or equivalent, been home schooled, or pass ability-to-benefit test.
  2. Be admitted to UWSP and working toward a degree. (*)
  3. Be enrolled at least half-time to be eligible for the Direct Loan program funds.
  4. Must be making Satisfactory Academic Progress as defined by the University.
  5. Must have resolved any drug conviction issue(s).
  6. A U.S. citizen, U.S. national or eligible non-citizen.
  7. Cannot be in default on a FSA (Federal Student Aid) loan or owe an overpayment of a FSA grant or loan. Check your status on at NSLDS (National Student Loan Data System).
  8. Have a valid Social Security number (except for Micronesia, Marshall Islands, and Palau).
  9. Registered with the Selective Service System if you are a male between the ages of 18 and 25 years old.
  10. Enrollment in a program of study abroad approved for credit by the home institution may be considered enrollment in the home institution for purposes of applying for federal student financial aid.
(*) The only exceptions are those persons pursuing teacher certification or a second Bachelor's degree. If you are pursuing either of these, you must fill out a Special Student Declaration Form and turn it into the Financial Aid Office with the required documentation.