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Who Qualifies?

Federal Eligibility Requirements

For all federal need-based programs, students must:

  • Be enrolled or accepted for enrollment in and working toward an eligible OU degree.
  • Have a regular high school diploma or GED.
  • Be a citizen or eligible non-citizen, a national or permanent resident of the U.S. or if you maintain a form I-151, I-551, or I-94 indicate status. 
  • Have a valid social security number.
  • Maintain satisfactory academic progress as defined by The University of Oklahoma.
  • Comply with the U.S. Selective Service registration requirements (Males only).
  • Not be in default on any previous student loans. This also applies to parents if applying for a Federal Parent Loan (PLUS).
  • Not owe a refund or repayment on any federal grant previously awarded.
  • Demonstrate financial need based on the information entered on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Basic Equation of Need is the difference between the Cost of attendance and the Estimated Family Contribution (as determined by the FAFSA application).

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International Students

Students who have nonimmigrant visa status (indicated by F, J, L, or G visas) are not eligible for federal and state financial aid.  Please visit the OU International Student Services website for more information.