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General Eligibility Requirements
To be eligible for federal financial aid at MassArt, an applicant must be:
- a U.S. Citizen (or eligible non-citizen)
- enrolled (or accepted for enrollment) in an undergraduate degree program, graduate degree program or certificate program at MassArt; and
- taking at least six credits per semester to receive financial aid.
Additionally, the applicant must:
- Submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for each academic year that they wish to receive financial aid
- Provide all requested documents to the Office of Student Financial Assistance
- Not be in default of any educational loans or owe a refund of federal grants to any institution
- Maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress in their program of study
Please note that only U.S. Citizens and Legal Permanent Residents are eligible to file the FAFSA. However, non-U.S. Citizens may apply for a private student loan with a U.S. Citizen as a co-signer.
Continuing Education students who are not enrolled in a certificate program are not eligible for financial aid through the Office of Student Financial Assistance. For information about other financial resources, please see Professional and Continuing Education's financial resources page.