As a participant in Financial Aid Title IV programs, MassArt must adhere to federal regulations and eligibility requirements. To be considered for federal, state, or institutional aid, a student must meet the following criteria:
To be eligible for federal, state, or institutional aid, you must be 1 of the following:
You are ineligible for federal student aid if any of the following apply:
The following are acceptable types of documentation to verify your citizenship:
Social Security number
To be eligible for federal, state, or institutional aid, you must provide a valid Social Security number.
The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) verifies that the Social Security number you submitted is correct and corresponds with your given name and birth date. If the Social Security number does not match (that is, if the number is not found in the Social Security Administration's database), the FAFSA is rejected. The Student Aid Report that is generated by the FAFSA indicates the reason for rejection and the action you must take, as follows:
If you are in default on a federal student loan, you are ineligible for federal, state, and institutional funds. If you need more information about your defaulted loan, you may review your federal student loan history through the National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS). NSLDS is the US Department of Education's central database for federal student aid information. Once on the website, click on Loan Detail to access the name of the guaranty agency, lender, or servicer and their contact information to assist you in resolving your defaulted loan status.
NSLDS receives data from schools, guaranty agencies, the Federal Direct Loan program, the Pell Grant program, and other Department of Education programs. NSLDS Student Access provides a centralized, integrated view of federal loans and Pell Grants so that recipients of federal aid can access and inquire about their federal loans or Pell Grants.
Selective Service registration
Men aged 18 to 25 are required to register with the Selective Service System. This requirement covers men residing in the United States who are US citizens or noncitizens. Anyone who is required to register must do so to receive federal, state, or institutional aid. For information on who must register, see theSelective Service System's guidelines.
You may be exempt from Selective Service registration if:
*If you are a member of the Reserves or National Guard but not on active duty, you must register.