Financial Aid Eligibility

To qualify for financial aid, an applicant must

  • be a U. S. citizen or permanent resident or other eligible non-citizen (a New York resident for state financial aid programs i.e. TAP, APTS and EOP);
  • be admitted to SUNY Ulster in a (financial aid-eligible) program of study;
  • have a high school diploma, or successfully complete the TASC (Test Assessing Secondary Completion) high school equivalency test;
  • maintain federal and NYS satisfactory academic progress in a course of study;
  • not be in default on a federal student loan or owe a repayment on a federal grant, or have borrowed the maximum aggregate limit in the federal student loan programs;
  • be registered with Selective Service (males, if required); register at www.sss.gov;
  • have a valid Social Security Number; find out about applying at www.ssa.gov;
  • not be disqualified due to a conviction for a drug-related offense (federal financial aid);
  • certify that you will use federal student aid only for educational purposes.

Programs of study must be at least 24 credits in order to be financial aid eligible.

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