Financial Aid Eligibility Determination

In order to uniformly determine the need of students applying for financial assis­tance, all applicants must complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and indicate Clarkson College (federal school code 009862) as a recipient of the results. The award year at Clarkson College begins with the fall semester and concludes with the summer semester. If eligible, the student will be offered via official award notification, a financial aid package consisting of one or more types of assistance. The student may accept the aid in total or in part.

To be considered for financial aid, a student must also:

  • Be a U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen.
  • Have a valid Social Security Number.
  • Have earned a high school diploma or GED certificate.
  • Not be in default on a federal student loan or owe a refund to any federal financial aid program at any institution.
  • Have not received a conviction for any offense—during a period of enrollment for which the student was receiving federal financial aid—under any federal or state law involving the possession or sale of illegal drugs.
  • Register with the U.S. Selective Service if required to do so.
  • Be admitted into an eligible degree-seeking program at Clarkson College.
  • Be enrolled in at least half-time (undergraduate students: six credit hours; graduate students: three credit hours) for each semester the student wishes to be considered for financial aid.
  • Be enrolled in courses that fulfill the student’s degree requirements.
  • Submit additional documents or information as requested by the Student Financial Services department.
  • Maintain all Satisfactory Academic Progress requirements each academic term.
  • Certify that federal student aid awards will be used only for educational purposes.