Financial Aid Eligibility Requirements

In general, to be considered eligible to apply for financial aid a student must:

  1. Be a United States citizen or an eligible non-citizen.
  2. Be enrolled as at least a half-time student. (Half-time enrollment is a minimum of six credits in coursework leading to a degree or certificate, and therefore excludes audited classes.) Fall or spring semester enrollment in a program of study abroad that has been approved by Daytona State College will be considered enrolled at Daytona State for the purpose of applying for federal aid.
  3. Be accepted at Daytona State as a "regular" student, defined as one who is pursuing an AA, AS, BAS, or BS degree, or an approved college credit or vocational certificate.
  4. Be enrolled in an eligible program of study, and be enrolled in courses required by that program. Eligible programs are post-secondary programs which lead to an AA, AS, BAS, or BS degree, or an approved college credit or vocational certificate.
  5. Be making progress toward completion of courses of study in compliance with Financial Aid Standards of Satisfactory Academic Progress.
  6. Not be in default on a loan or owe a repayment on any previous federal or state grant received.
  7. Be registered with the Selective Service, if required to do so.
  8. Have a standard high school diploma or GED®. (The official high school transcript or official GED® transcript must be submitted to the Admissions Office. Please check with the Admissions Office regarding the requirements to submit the official high school or GED® transcript.)
  9. Have a valid Social Security number.
  10. Sign a statement of educational purpose and a certification statement on overpayment and default. (Both statements are included on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid [FASFA].)
  11. Have financial need, except for some loan programs.