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OCE Student Eligibility for Financial Aid

In order for a student to benefit from most federal and state financial aid offered at Linfield, the student must meet general eligibility criteria, which are determined by the student completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), and also by Linfield reviewing the school-determined eligibility requirements. Below is a list of the general eligibility criteria:

  • A student must meet the following to be eligible to receive federal student aid (FSA): 
    • A U.S. citizen or national 
    • A U.S. permanent resident or other eligible noncitizen 
    • A citizen of the Freely Associated States: the Federated States of Micronesia and the Republic of Palau and the Marshall Islands 
  • A student must have a valid and correct Social Security Number to receive FSA, if the FAFSA collects student’s and dependent parents’ SSNs all SSN’s must match the Social Security Administration (SSA) match
  • Males required to register with Selective Service at any time must have done so to receive FSA 
  • A student must not be in default on any federal student aid (FSA) loans and does not owe an overpayment on any FSA grants or loans 
  • A student is not eligible for aid if inadvertently exceeded annual or aggregate loan limits 
  • Students that transfer to Linfield from a previous college may have financial aid history that affects their eligibility for FSA at Linfield
  • A student who has been convicted of, or has pled no contest or guilty to, a crime involving fraud in obtaining FSA funds is not eligible for financial aid 
  • A student is ineligible for financial aid if their property is subject to a judgment lien for a debt owed to the United States, and a parent is not eligible for a PLUS loan if either the student or parent is subject to such a lien 
  • A student must be enrolled as a regular student in an eligible program at Linfield 
  • A student must be enrolled at least half time (6 credits) to benefit from Federal Direct Stafford Subsidized/Unsubsidized and Direct PLUS Loan Programs 
  • A student must be qualified to study at the postsecondary level, and have an equivalent to a high school diploma 
  • A student must maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress
  • Must not be convicted of a federal or state drug conviction during a period of student enrollment for which the student was receiving federal student aid 
  • Incarcerated students have limited financial aid eligibility depending on the type of institution they are incarcerated in 
  • Conflicting information must be resolved
  • Federal Pell Grant eligibility is calculated based upon a student’s program of study, their Expected Family Contribution (EFC) from completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), Linfield’s Cost of Attendance (COA), and the number of credits the student is enrolled in each payment period and must not exceed 150% of their annual limit nor 600% of their maximum lifetime eligibility used 
  • Certify that federal student aid will be used only for educational purposes