3.2 General Title IV Student Eligibility Requirements | KCTCS

3.2 General Title IV Student Eligibility Requirements

To receive Title IV aid, a student must:

  • Be enrolled as a regular student in an eligible program
  • Not be enrolled simultaneously in elementary or secondary school
  • Meet one of the following academic criteria:
    • Have a high school diploma or its recognized equivalent (e.g. GED);
    • Have a passing score on an approved ability-to-benefit test;
    • Be enrolled in an eligible institution that participates in a state process approved by DOE; or
    • Be home schooled, and
      • Obtain a secondary school completion credential for home schooling provided by the student’s home state, if one is offered, or
      • Have completed a secondary school education in a home school setting that qualifies as an exemption from compulsory attendance requirements under state law
  • Have a valid Social Security Number, if required
  • Be a U.S. citizen or eligible noncitizen
  • Be registered with Selective Service, if required
  • Sign a Statement of Educational Purpose, which certifies he or she will use federal student financial aid only to pay educational costs
  • Not be in default on a Title IV loan or, if in default, have made satisfactoryrepayment arrangements with the loan holder
  • Have not obtained loan amounts that exceed annual or aggregate loan limits made under any Title IV loan program
  • Not be liable for an overpayment of a Title IV grant or Federal Perkins Loan or, if liable, have made satisfactory repayment arrangements with the holder of the debt
  • Be making satisfactory academic progress (SAP)
  • Not have property which is subject to a judgment lien for a debt owed to the U.S. or,if subject to a judgment lien, have made satisfactory repayment arrangements with the debt holder
  • Not have been convicted of an offense involving the possession or sale of illegal drugs that occurred while the student was enrolled and receiving Title IV aid
  • Have completed repayment of funds to either DOE or the holder of a loan, as applicable, if the student has been convicted of, or pled nolo contendere or guilty to, a crime involving fraud in obtaining Title IV aid