Maintaining financial aid eligibility throughout your time at Arizona Summit Law School is important for your continued financial success. So before you start, be aware of what you need to do each year to stay on the right track.
To be eligible for federal student loans, a student must do all of the following:
- Demonstrate financial need (for most programs).
- Be a U.S. citizen or an eligible noncitizen.
- Have a valid Social Security Number (with the exception of students from the Republic of the Marshall Islands, Federated States of Micronesia or the Republic of Palau).
- Be registered with Selective Service, if you’re a male (you must register between the ages of 18 and 25).
- Be enrolled or accepted for enrollment as a regular student in an eligible degree or certificate program.
- Be enrolled at least half-time to be eligible for Direct Loan Program funds.
- Maintain satisfactory academic progress.
- Sign statements on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) stating that:
- You are not in default on a federal student loan and do not owe money on a federal student grant and
- You will use federal student aid only for educational purposes.
- Show that you’re qualified to obtain a college or career school education by:
- Having a high school diploma or a recognized equivalent such as a General Educational Development (GED) certificate or
- Completing a high school education in a homeschool setting approved under state law.
Please note that if the total loan amount you receive over the course of your education reaches the aggregate loan limit of $138,500, you are not eligible to receive additional unsubsidized loans. The loans include federal subsidized and unsubsidized student loans. However, if you repay some of your loans to bring your outstanding loan debt below the aggregate loan limit, you could then borrow again, up to the amount of your remaining eligibility under the aggregate loan limit. If eligible, you may be able to apply for the Graduate PLUS loan, which is a federal student loan, to cover your remaining educational expenses.
For more information, visit Federal Student Aid.