Student Eligibility

To receive Federal aid (Pell Grant/Stafford Loans) at Great Oaks you must meet all of the following criteria:

  • Demonstrate financial need, except for some loan programs.
  • Have a high school diploma or HSE
  • Be enrolled as a regular student working toward a degree or certificate in an eligible program.
  • Be a U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen.
  • Have a valid social security number.
  • Meet satisfactory academic progress standards set by the school.
  • Certify that you will use federal student aid only for educational purposes.
  • Certify that you are not in default on a federal student loan and that you do not owe money on a federal student grant.
  • Comply with the Selective Service registration if required. If you are a male aged 18 through 25, and haven’t yet registered you may do so by checking a box on the FAFSA. You may also register on line at www.sss.gov.
  • Not be incarcerated in a federal or state penal institution.
  • Not have been convicted under federal or state law for the sale of or possession of drugs for an offense that occurred while you were receiving federal student aid.