General Eligibility Requirements

In order to be eligible for federal financial aid, you must:

  • Submit an annual FAFSA.
  • Have a high school diploma, a General Education Development (GED) Certificate, or complete your high school education in a homeschool setting approved under state law.
  • Be enrolled or accepted for enrollment as a degree seeking student. You may not receive financial aid if enrolled as a "special" student or non-degree seeking student.
  • Be enrolled at least half time for Federal Direct Loan eligibility. Other programs may also require half time status. Half time status for undergraduates is 6 credits per semester and 5 credits for graduate students per semester.
  • Be a U.S. citizen or eligible noncitizen.
  • Have a valid Social Security Number
  • Be registered with Selective Service (male students only)
  • Meet University Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) standards.
  • Receive financial aid from only one academic institution for the same award period.
  • Sign statements on the FAFSA that indicate:
    • You are not in default on a federal student loan or owe a refund of any Title IV aid.
    • You will use your student aid only for educational purposes.


Any intentionally false statements or misrepresentations you make (written or verbal) in any phase of the financial aid process may eliminate you from future consideration for assistance from the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, and may subject you to a fine, imprisonment, or both.