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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).A U.S. citizen, U.S. national or eligible non-citizen.
  6. 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).
  7. Have a valid Social Security number (except for Micronesia, Marshall Islands, and Palau).
  8. Registered with the Selective Service System if you are a male between the ages of 18 and 25 years old.
  9. 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.
  10. Students who are convicted of drug possession or sale while receiving financial aid may have their eligibility for aid impacted. When completing the Free Application for federal Student Aid (FAFSA), students are required to respond to Question 23 regarding drug-related convictions (possessing or selling illegal drugs) that occurred while receiving federal student aid; such as grants, loans, or work-study. Your response determines whether or not you are eligible for federal student financial aid for the academic year for which you are completing the FAFSA. Review the Drug Conviction Worksheet for more information. If you regain aid eligibility before June 30, 2015, submit a signed statement certifying expiration of your financial aid ineligibility; include your aid eligibility date in your signed statement. ​
(*) 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.
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