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Eligibility Requirements for Financial Aid

In order to determine your eligibility for financial aid at LaGuardia, you'll be assessed based on the following (and possibly other) requirements:

To be eligible for federal financial aid, you must:

  • Be a U.S. citizen, national or permanent resident alien
  • Have a valid Social Security number
  • If male, be registered with the Selective Service, if required
  • Be enrolled in a degree program
  • Enrollment range from full-time to less than half-time
  • Make satisfactory academic progress in program of study
  • Not have had eligibility suspended or terminated due to a drug related conviction
  • Not be in default on a federal student loan or owe a repayment of a federal student grant
  • Have financial need

Eligibility requirements for state financial aid

View requirements for specific financial aid programs.

You can receive financial aid for both Sessions I and II. Your aid eligibility is determined by the Financial Aid Certification date in Session I; therefore, it's important that you register for both sessions at the same time.

You can apply for and receive financial aid even if you or your parents weren't required to file a federal tax return. Please consult the IRS website for filing requirements.

Semester Limits: Students are limited to 12 Pell Grant life time payments (600 percent). Each payment disbursed as a full time student will be counted as 50 percent. Per state regulations, you can receive up to 36 TAP payment points (6 semesters) toward your associate degree. Each semester you can use up to 6 payments.

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