​Financial aid applicants must meet the federal eligibility requirements for aid, and if asked, provide documents as needed to support eligibility:

  • ​You must be a U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen. 
  • ​You must be accepted and currently active in an eligible graduate or professional degree program, or a financial aid-eligible non-degree graduate program. For most financial aid programs, and for loan deferment, you most enroll in your program at least half-time. Your classes must be taken for credit and must be part of your degree or financial aid-eligible non-degree graduate program. 
  • Audited courses are not eligible for financial aid consideration. In addition, if it is determined that you have completed your degree or your financial aid-eligible non-degree graduate program requirements, or if you wish to repeat a course for which you have previously earned credit, your financial aid options are limited and you should contact the Office of Financial Aid at DePaul Central for more information.​
  • You must be in good academic standing and comply with the federal satisfactory academic progress requirements in your course of study.
  • You must not be in default on any federal loan or owe a repayment on any federal grant.
  • You must comply with all federal regulations governing Selective Service registration and use of funds for educational purposes.
  • You must meet all federal eligibility requirements. To learn more about these eligibility requirements, including information about any prior drug conviction and federal student aid eligibility, please refer to the FAFSA questions and answers at

More information is available in Complying with Terms & Conditions in the Maintaining Eligibility section of the Financial Aid website.​