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General Requirements to Qualify for Financial Aid

To be eligible for Federal Financial Aid, you must:

  • Be a United States citizen or eligible non-citizen.
  • Be registered with the Selective Service if required by law.
  • Be admitted and enrolled in a program leading to a degree.
  • Be making satisfactory academic progress.
  • Not be in default on a federal educational loan and not owe a refund on a federal grant.
  • Be qualified to receive federal financial aid if you were ever convicted of possessing or selling illegal drugs while receiving financial aid.

To be fully eligible for financial aid and scholarships, you must be enrolled at the time of disbursement and participate in your courses through the end of the term.

To be eligible for State Financial Aid, you must:

  • Demonstrate financial need.
  • Qualify under established median family income cutoff.
  • Be a resident of the state of Washington.
  • Not be pursuing a second Associate Degree, unless 5 years' time has passed since the first was received.
  • Enroll for at least three credits.
  • Enroll in an eligible program at Pierce College.
  • Submit a FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) or WASFA (Washington Application for State Financial Aid).
  • Not owe a repayment to any state or federal student aid programs.
  • Not be pursuing a degree in theology.