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Qualifying For Aid

In order to be eligible for federal financial aid, a student must meet all of these requirements:

  • Be a U.S. citizen, a U.S. national or eligible non-citizen
  • Be registered with Selective Service (if you are male)
  • Be attending a participating school
  • Be registered at least half time (For undergraduate programs, 6 hours is half time. Grad/professional students, check with your school program administrator to see what is considered half time.)
  • Be working toward a degree or certificate in an eligible program
  • Be making satisfactory academic progress


  • You must demonstrate financial need as determined by the FAFSA (except for unsubsidized Federal Direct Loans and PLUS)
  • You must not owe a refund on a federal grant or be in default on a federal education loan
  • You must not have any drug convictions that affect your current eligibility

Changing federal, state, third-party or school policies can make the information presented here obsolete, and Creighton University is not liable for misrepresentation under such circumstances.

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