Qualifying for Federal Aid

Qualifying for Federal Aid

Just a reminder, 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 1/2 time (For undergraduate programs, 6 hours is 1/2 time.  Grad/professional students, check with your school program administrator to see what is considered 1/2 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.