Enroll in an eligible degree or certificate program
Demonstrate financial need as determined from the FAFSA
Be a U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen
Possess a high school diploma or GED. A student without a high school diploma or GED must take a test approved by the Department of Education to prove their ability to benefit from college instruction.
A student with home school educational experience needs to provide either:
a secondary school completion credential for home schools as provided for under state law, or
If the state does not require the credential, have completed a secondary school education in a home school setting that qualifies as an exemption from the compulsory attendance requirements under state law.
Register for at least six billable hours per semester (Pell grants can be fewer).